Women workers having lunch in their rest room, Chicago and Northwest Railway Company. Clinton, Iowa (April 1943)Source: US Library of Congress
Rare color photos from the Great Depression and World War II that may give you a glimpse of the taste of what it was like in the 30s and 40s- decades that were normally known and seen only in black-and-white.
Photographers working for the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created the images between 1939 and 1944.
The pictures depict life in the United States, including New Mexico, Chicago, Georgia, with a focus on farmlands and rural labor, as well as World War II factories, railroads, and women working.
The original images are color transparencies ranging in size from 35 mm. to 4x5 inches. They complement the better-known black-and-white FSA/OWI photographs, made during the same period.