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LIFESTYLE | 2 Years Ago By Diana Adams
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Photography: Rare Photos Of The Great Depression

The Great Depression Photographs

In keeping with my plan to present one post with extraordinary photography to you each day, today I bring you some very rare photographs taken during The Great Depression. The reason these are rare is because, as you probably know, most of the photos taken during that time were in black and white. These are in beautiful color.

These particular photos belong to the Library of Congress, and they were included in a 2006 exhibit called Bound for Glory: America in Color. They were taken by photographers who worked for the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information.

When I look at these extraordinary pictures, I wonder what these people were thinking at that moment. In almost all their faces I see stress and worry. Whenever I think about that time in history, it makes me realize how blessed we truly are. I can’t imagine having to stand in line to get food, or losing all my money because the banks closed. I wish I had talked to my grandmother more before she died about what it was like to live during that time. During those years, people had a lot of courage and determination to face life head on while experiencing such economic adversity that was out of their control. Amazing.

Library Of Congress Pictures

Library Of Congress Pictures

Library Of Congress Pictures

Library Of Congress Pictures

Library Of Congress Pictures

Library Of Congresss Pictures

Library Of Congress Pictures

Library Of Congress Pictures

Library Of Congress Pictures

Library Of Congress Pictures

Library Of Congress Pictures

Library Of Congress Pictures

Library Of Congress Pictures

Library Of Congress Pictures

Via: [The Presurfer] [Daily Mail]

 
 
 
 
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Author: Diana Adams


Diana has a passion for blogging and has written over 4,000 articles on Bit Rebels. In addition to being a writer, she is a seasoned editor who also loves to sell online advertising in creative ways. You can usually find Diana working in her home office in Atlanta or sitting in the corner of a downtown Starbucks somewhere with her mobile devices in one hand and a Grande Caramel Macchiato in the other. She loves Star Wars, hot chicken wings, and nice people. You can reach Diana at adamsconsulting3@gmail.com

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