Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Great Depression In Color



Seventy years ago, in October, 1940, children harvested potatoes in Caribou, Maine, as photographed by Jack Delano for the Farm Services Administration. The potatoes made their way to the Caribou Starch Factory, where farmers in trucks lined up to deliver their crops.

2 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Interesting to see such old photos in colour GW

steven said...

everyone i have met form that time was touched in some way by the deprivation. steven