The Denver Post, in it’s photo blog “Captured,” has a tribute to color photography before it was commonplace in America.  The photographs were taken between 1939 and 1943 by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information.  They capture rural and small town America towards the end of the Great Depression.  But unlike the best known Great Depression era image, Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange captured in 1936, these images were all in color, not so common at that time.  Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943 represents a photographic milestone, color images, that is not that old, in the grand scheme of things.  But in the age of digital is often taken for granted when just a flip of a button can switch an image between black and white or color.

Hauling crates of peaches from the orchard to the shipping shed.

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