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December 20, 2005

'Bound for Glory: America in Color 1939–43'

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Few people know that,

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along with the thousands of black–and–white photographs

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taken by the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and its successor agency,

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the Office of War Information (OWI) to record American life in the late 1930s and early 1940s,

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the FSA/OWI photographers also took color pictures using newly available Kodachrome film.

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The first major exhibition of these little–known color images is currently up at the Library of Congress,

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where it will remain through January 21, 2006 before going on tour through 2007.

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Can't get to Washington, D.C. in the next month?

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No problema.

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Visit the online exhibition here

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to see about 70 photographs from the show, some of which appear above.

[via Giv & Doe]

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Want to know a really super secret perk about the LOC that's not really super secret? You can buy prints of any negative in their collection (even film stills). Yes, for as little as $25 you can own a genuine Walker Evans or Dorothea Lange. How cool is that?

Here is the photographic services page: http://www.loc.gov/preserv/pds/photo.html

Posted by: cai | Dec 21, 2005 2:38:57 PM

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