These High Quality Early Color Photographs are Special
Seventy year old Color photographs bring these scenes to life and almost take the observer right into the action. The quality of these pictures certainly belies their age.
These photographs were shot in color -- they are not "colorized" black & whites. Enjoy...there are not many good quality color pictures of rural America from the late 1930’s and early 1940’s in existence, but here are a few.
See if these great pictures wow you like they did me.
Seventy Years Ago ... Really?
Farms that had survived the Great Depression were in for some better times during the 1940s as World War II brought about demand for anything that could be produced. Most farms now had electricity and enough modern machinery to ease the war shortage of farm labor.
After the war, another great migration to the cities began as farms got bigger and fewer in number. Farming was now "Agriculture" and later "Agribusiness." Little girls get eggs at the store now, not from a cranky leghorn's nest.
World War II Finds an American Farm Some scars never heal. How could a farm boy's idyllic life be shattered so quickly? His whole world centered around his Midwestern home and farm. Life seemed so safe, so how did world's troubles find him there? In the Winter of 1941 ...