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Old Photographs From Library Of Congress

Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:28 am

The images below were scanned from old color transparencies and put on the internet by the Library of Congress for the world to see. Some of them tell a story, some are sad, a few are surprisingly colorful for the era, and a few are related to World War2
I think it's safe to say, most, if not all of the photographer who took them are no longer with us.

I suppose you could say they represent "Americana".

Servicing an A-20 Bomber during WW 2 1940s

B-25 Assembly plant, Kansas City, Kansas during WW 2

M-4 tank crew, Ft. Knox, Kentucky, 1942

Marine glider, Paris Island, 1942

A-26 Attack Bomber "Moon Over Miami" 1943

No. 7 Brockton, Mass. 1940

No. 9 Chopping cotton in Georgia 1940s

No. 40 Natchitoches, Louisiana, July, 1940

No. 48 Railroad Yards, Chicago, April, 1943

No.52 Chicago freight yards, May 1943

No.58 Shepard with horse and dog; somewhere in Montana, 1942

No.1 Homesteaders, Pie Town, New Mexico, October , 1940

No.10 Barker, State Fair, Rutland, Vermont, September, 1941

No.21 Dugout home, Pie Town, New Mexicao, 1940

No.22 Mine at Ouray, Colorado, October, 1940

No.25 Haystack, Delta County, Colorado 1940

No.26 Cascade, Idaho July, 1941

No.27 Construction of Shasta Dam, California, June, 1942

No.30 Grocery Store, Lincoln , Nebraska 1942

No32 Wisdom, Montana April, 1942

No.53 Clinton, Iowa, 1943

Lamp black worker, Sunray, Texas 1942

No.5 Caribou, Maine, October ,1940

My favorite is No. 58

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RE: Old Photographs From Library Of Congress

Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:14 am

All lovely evocative shots, Geezer, many thanks, enjoyed them all.

Quoting Geezer (Thread starter):
My favorite is No. 58

Yes, a lovely one. Oddly enough, though, it was No. 48 that caught my eye. Purely because, as it happens, the first US city I visited (in the '60s) was Chicago; and that picture gets over my very first impressions - basically how good the Americans were at building things on a massive scale, and how hard everyone had to work!
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