Friday Link: Colour Photos from 1939-1943

Happy Friday!

I always love looking at really old colour photographs. I tend to imagine the pre-1960s world in black and white, so it boggles my mind when I run across images from those times in full colour…makes them feel much closer to the world I live in now, the divide much smaller.

These photographs, courtesy of the Denver Post blog, capture facets of American life during WWII, though many of them aren’t about the war but about rural life. There’s immense poverty, there’s pride, there’s beauty. If you’re a steampunk fan, you might find inspiration here. If you’re a lover of history, or of rural life, or of photography…click through and have a look.

That’s it for this week. I’ll see you back here on Monday. Go forth and enjoy your weekend!



4 responses to “Friday Link: Colour Photos from 1939-1943

  1. Oh my gosh, but there are amazing photographs! They would be fascinating in B & W, but in color they are incredible! Who knew such images were even possible back then. I sure didn’t. I always assumed anything beyond B & W “back in the day” had to be hand-colored.
    Really, truly, thanks for sharing!

  2. Such cool photos! Great find, Siri.

  3. Wow! It was like slipping back in time. Wonderful photographs! Thanks for passing these on, Siri.

  4. They really do lend a different perspective, don’t they? Glad you all liked them so much!

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