Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Great Depression In Color



Two more photographs from Jack Delano for the Farm Services Administration, made in June, 1941, outside White Plains in Greene County, Georgia. Above, tending to the cotton fields was a hot and dusty job. While below, a trip into town on a Saturday afternoon was one of the highlights of the week.

4 comments:

Tracy said...

The color makes it look so NOW! Amazing series... Thanks, Golden West :o) ((HUGS))

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely old photographs - they make it all look so romantic, which of course it certainly wasn't.

Rachel Fenton said...

You'd think the colour would make it less depressing, alas not. Amazing photo history though. They look like stills from a film.

Eryl said...

I absolutely love that top photo. Did they really dress like that to work in the fields?