Steal of a deal: the Grand Grocery Company in Lincoln, Nebraska, 1942.___________________________________________________________________
Distributing surplus commodities in St Johns, Arizona, October 1940
Servicing an A-20 bomber. Langley Field, Virginia, July 1942_________________________________________________________________________
In the bleak light of the Depression: Rare colour photographs of the era that defined a generationBy Daily Mail Reporter
May 19, 2011
It was an era that defined a generation. The Great Depression marked the bitter and abrupt end to the post-World War 1 bubble that left America giddy with promise in the 1920s. Near the end of the 1930s the country was beginning to recover from the crash, but many in small towns and rural areas were still poverty-stricken. These rare photographs are some of the few documenting those iconic years in colour. The photographs and captions are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color. The images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, shed a bleak new light on a world now gone with the wind.
Farmers planting corn along a river in north-eastern Tennessee, May 1940.
, boys hauling crates of peaches from the orchard to the shipping shed in Delta County, Colorado, September 1940More Photos:
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