Rare colour photographs of the era that defined a generation



What was he thinking as this picture was taken? A young boy in Cinncinnati, Ohio, in 1942 or 1943

What was he thinking as this picture was taken? A young boy in Cinncinnati, Ohio, in 1942 or 1943

Full plates: Homesteader and his children eating barbeque at the New Mexico Fair in Pie Town, New Mexico, October, 1940

Full plates: Homesteader and his children eating barbeque at the New Mexico Fair in Pie Town, New Mexico, October, 1940

Peace: Boys fishing in a bayou in Schriever, Louisiana, June, 1940

Peace: Boys fishing in a bayou in Schriever, Louisiana, June, 1940

A woman cradles a young child at the Bayou Bourbeau plantation, a Farm Security Administration cooperative in the vicinity of Natchitoches, Louisiana, August, 1940.
Welder making boilers for a ship, Combustion Engineering Company. Chattanooga, Tennessee, June 1942. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Left, Right, a welder making boilers for a ship at the Combustion Engineering Company in Chattanooga, Tennessee, June, 1942

 Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress Mike Evans, a welder, at the rip tracks at Proviso yard of the Chicago and Northwest Railway Company. Chicago, Illinois, April 1943.

Shepherd with his horse and dog on Gravelly Range Madison County, Montana, August 1942. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Russell Lee. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

A shepherd with his horse and dog on Gravelly Range Madison County, Montana, August 1942

A woman's work is never done: Mrs Viola Sievers, one of the wipers at the roundhouse, giving a giant 'H' class locomotive a bath of live steam in Clinton, Iowa, April 1943

A woman's work is never done: Mrs Viola Sievers, one of the wipers at the roundhouse, giving a giant 'H' class locomotive a bath of live steam in Clinton, Iowa, April 1943

Part of the South Water Street freight depot of the Illinois Central Railroad in Chicago, Illinois, May 1943

Part of the South Water Street freight depot of the Illinois Central Railroad in Chicago, Illinois, May 1943

Having a chat: Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room at the Chicago and Northwest Railway Company in Clinton, Iowa, April 1943

Having a chat: Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room at the Chicago and Northwest Railway Company in Clinton, Iowa, April 1943

Farmers planting corn along a river in north-eastern Tennessee, May 1940. Hauling crates of peaches from the orchard to the shipping shed. Delta County, Colorado, September 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Russell Lee. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Boys hauling crates of peaches from the orchard to the shipping shed in Delta County, Colorado, September 1940

Like a hobbit house: Garden adjacent to the dugout home of homesteader Jack Whinery, in Pie Town, New Mexico, September 1940

Like a hobbit house: Garden adjacent to the dugout home of homesteader Jack Whinery, in Pie Town, New Mexico, September 1940

Steal of a deal: Left, the Grand Grocery Company in Lincoln, Nebraska, 1942.

The Faro Caudill family eating dinner in their dugout in Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940

Distributing surplus commodities in St Johns, Arizona, October 1940

Distributing surplus commodities in St Johns, Arizona, October 1940

Shasta dam under construction in California, June 1942

Shasta dam under construction in California, June 1942

An African American's tenant's home beside the Mississippi River levee near Lake Providence, Louisiana, June 1940

An African American's tenant's home beside the Mississippi River levee near Lake Providence, Louisiana, June 1940

M-4 tank crews of the United States in Fort Knox, Kentucky, June 1942

Rough men stand ready: M-4 tank crews of the United States in Fort Knox, Kentucky, June 1942


Faro and Doris Caudill, homesteaders, in Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940.
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A woman working on a 'Vengeance' dive bomber in Tennessee, February 1943


Flying away: A marine glider at Page Field in Parris Island, South Carolina, May 1942.

Servicing an A-20 bomber. Langley Field, Virginia, July 1942. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Servicing an A-20 bomber. Langley Field, Virginia, July 1942

Facing life head on: Jack Whinery, homesteader, and his family in Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940

Facing life head on: Jack Whinery, homesteader, and his family in Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940


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