Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Depression

For those of you who did not have the chance yet to have a look at this extraordinary selection of 'America in Color' images yet, please be overwhelmed here. Our friend and great photographer Liza May Post was kind enough to make me aware of this selection that, as far as I'm concerned, is the most beautiful collection of early 20th century color images available. The images were taken by the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information and they provide a unique view of American populations during The Great Depression. The images are the property of the Library of Congress.

According to Liza May the most unusual aspect of this collection is not just the fact that it is available in color (although black and white was a lot more common in those days), but the identity of the color itself. She told me it reminded her of Technicolor, used in Cinema - where each color was recorded separately. And although it was an impossible camera to handle, a lot of Hollywood productions during the early 19th century were shot like this.

Thank you so much Liza for sharing. Have a look for more at Denver Post.

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