Photos of a Bygone America

What’s interesting about many of the photos run in this Denver Post series is many of the places features (at least in the Northeast like Brockton, Mass., Rutland, VT., Stonington, Conn., etc.) are sixty-years later no longer rural but heavily urbanized areas of the country.  Can’t speak for places like New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Idaho, etc. as I don’t have much experience visiting those places.

From the Denver Post: “These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.”  [via @hughmcguire]

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