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September 14, 2010

hats....i love a man with a hat

These images were taken by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. They are some of the only color photographs from the depression/dustbowl/WWII era. They are all owned by the Library of Congress.

I stumbled upon them on denverpost.com.

[caption id="attachment_254" align="alignnone" width="490" caption="Faro and Doris Caudill, homesteaders. Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Russell Lee. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress"][/caption]

Don't you just love men with hats?

[caption id="attachment_255" align="alignnone" width="709" caption="Headlines posted in street-corner window of newspaper office (Brockton Enterprise). Brockton, Massachusetts, December 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress"][/caption]


I love old pictures. I love to see what life was like before me and before my parents. I love to see what we would call resourcefullness, but what the people in the picture would call a way of life.

2 comments:

  1. thanks for these shots! I love the nostalgia of these. great job. Hats are great!

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  2. I love old photographs. Just bought a Polaroid 95A (circa 1955) from a really cool retro shop. Unfortunately the film is no longer made, but I love the idea that someone at some point took instant pictures with it. You should check out denverpost.com for more!

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