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Posts Tagged ‘The Great Depression’

America in Color from 1939-1943

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.

more pictures here

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Kodachrome

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Une histoire assez peu ordinaire.

Une chercheur tombe par hasard sur des vieux Kodachrome, système qui permet de réaliser les premières photographies en couleur (je ne suis pas spécialiste) et découvre une série de commandes pour le Ministère de l’Agriculture Américaine.

Voici un témoignage émouvant sur l’Amérique de la Grande Depression et du début de la Guerre.

Un diaporama de Time Magazine.

Il me rappelle Apocalypse, que vous avez peut-être regardé ces jours-ci à la télé, sur France 2, sinon ne ratez pas la suite de ce documentaire.

The Great Depression

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

The media mention a lot  the_great_depression as a comparison with today’s financial crisis. Here are a few pictures related to this event. This first picture by Dorothea Lange is a classic (you may have seen it in you Histoty textbook). It’s title “Migrant Mother” also evokes immigration.  During The Dust Bowl families also left their homes in search of a better work.

This second picture evokes unemployement as a consequence of the Great Depression.

To finish, a short video from the BBC. Watch the images of the 1929 Crisis

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