The Library of Congress has released a series of color photographs from the Great Depression that were part of its 2006 Bound for Glory exhibit. They are nothing short of spectacular. These are my favorites.
The photographers were working for the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information.
The photographs in Bound for Glory, many by famed photographers such as John Vachon, Jack Delano, Russell Lee, and Marion Post Wolcott, document not only the subjects in the pictures, but also the dawn of a new era — the Kodachrome era. These colorful images mark a historic divide in visual presentation between the monochrome world of the pre-modern age and the brilliant hues of the present. They change the way we look — and think about — our past.