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Denver Post: Color photographs from 1939-43

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by expendable, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    I searched to see if this was a D_B, and didn't find anything. My apologies if it is. When I was little, I remember asking my grandmother people saw in black-and-white when she was young. I still have trouble picturing that era in anything but black and white. These pics show what a slice of America, in color, from over 70 years ago.

    http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2010/07/26/captured-america-in-color-from-1939-1943/
     
  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    All were cool pictures.

    Can't believe how dirty people were back then. Reminds me of the scenes we see from other countries. We were more developed 70 years ago than some people are now.

    Also, the PBR sign was sweet.
     
  3. Those pictures were awesome.

    If you haven't been to shorpy.com yet, take a few hours out of your day and do so.

    This is the background on my desktop: http://www.shorpy.com/node/153
     
  4. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Awesome.
     
  5. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Stunning. A tremendous find. Ought to be a book.
     
  6. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Wow. Great photos ... thanks for posting the link.

    Awesome that the photographer hit many different parts of the nation, along with many different groups of people (rural, urban, black, white, etc.).

    I think the "Rosie the Riveter" photo, where she's reflected in her work, is my favorite.
     
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Great photos. The last one of the coal worker (or whatever he was) was very jarring.

    Also found the one of the Brockton Enterprise with the headlines in the front window to be pretty ironic. Kinda like an early "Get the news on the web" format.
     
  8. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Most of Jack Delano's work including color stuff has been available online through the Library of Congress for years. Don't know why the Denver Fucking Post earns clicks for this.
     
  9. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    Those two jumped out to me as well.
    I also noticed No. 15 (kids asleep at square dance). If those kids are asleep, I'm thinking we may have a problem with the second kid from the left.
     
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I swear to Godthat No. 16 is Napoleon Dynamite in drag.
     
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I thought the exact same thing.
     
  12. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    The one thing that jumps out to me was in a couple of places where sisters would be wearing the same dresses. You know mom had to have made those from a single bolt of cloth and a pattern.
     
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