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Photos from Library of Congress on Flickr

Posted by Ed on January 17, 2008

In case you missed it on the Flickr blog, Flickr is collaborating with the Library of Congress to make thousands of historical photos accessible to all. I believe these photos, and many more, are already available on the Library’s own website, but this makes them a lot more accessible. So far there are only two sets, but more will come I’m sure. I particularly like the 1930s-40s in Color, mostly high quality transparencies:

These vivid color photos from the Great Depression and World War II capture an era generally 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.

orange sorting in California


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