Often, our Friday time wasters are games or some other amusement. This time we have something that is beautiful, educational and captivating. It will also literally take your entire afternoon if you let it.
Here are over 1500 photos (a bounty of the New Deal, I might add) gorgeously shot in full color that reflect random instances of life from the Great Depression to World War 2. The pictures were a project of the Farm Security Administration followed by the Office of War Information. So, you get a lot of shots of rural life in the US and mobilization towards War. These photos come from a new exhibit at the Library of Congress.
The photos range from stirring shots of industrial works, to pure Americana, to cool action shots, to rural farm shots. There really are far too many amazing shots to mention. So, sit back and just keep clicking. I mean where else are you going to see a shot of a barrage balloon followed directly by a shot of a house being built in Houston?
This really is a great way to spend several days. Enjoy!
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