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MixShakePour: Depression Era Color Photographs

Posted in Art, Film, Random, Travel, World by MixShakePour on August 6, 2010

One of the few friends I made in a class at UCLA posted this. Congrats Brian on the big move to NYC. He’s always in the know about the coolest stuff.

Sometimes I forget people used to live in color, and not in Black & White.

“Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, Chicago and Northwest Railway Company. Clinton, Iowa, April 1943. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”

“Faro and Doris Caudill, homesteaders. Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Russell Lee. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”

“Chopping cotton on rented land near White Plains. White Plains, Greene County, Georgia, June 1941. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”

“Backstage at the “girlie” show at the state fair. Rutland, Vermont, September 1941. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”

“African Americans fishing in creek near cotton plantations. Belzoni, Mississippi, October 1939. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”

There are so many fantastic pictures I want to repost them all. Find the rest of them at the Denver Post.

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  1. Anne Nena said, on August 8, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Wow thats amazing. How did they actually reconstruct the colours ?
    This makes history so much more real to see it in colour in stead of the surreal black& white like it really happened.

    Also liked the post with Sergey Larenkov that one also makes history more real. Its actually funny I thought about it sometimes when Im at some historical site. Like when I was at the Colosseum im like OMG Caesar must have walked here on this same spot Im standing at right know its kind of mind blowing. I added your blog to my link list 🙂 Cause I think it dope :p

  2. MixShakePour said, on August 9, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I love your site, too! So much cool stuff! I think they reconstructed the colors from slides…so amazing!


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