America from the Great Depression to World War II: Color Photographs from the FSA and OWI, ca. 1939-1945
FSA-OWI Photographs, 1935-1945, includes color photographs of rural and small-town America and scenes of the World War II mobilization effort. Many now-famous photographers created these pictures while employed by a Depression-era government program. Black and white photographs are another component of this collection.
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- The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
Related Collections and Exhibits
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- American Life Histories, 1936-1940
- California Gold: Folk Music from the Thirties, 1938-1940
- Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During World War II
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