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The following images were made by Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information photographers during World War II and are part of the famous FSA photography series that I have written about here. The color photographs--which were made in the first decade or so of the use of this new medium--represented only about 1,600 of the collection of 160,000 images in the FSA archive, and are far less known than their black-and-white complements, many of which are now iconic symbols for this period. The color imahes are beautiful works, and somehow seem to bring these historic images a little closer to the present.
General store, Chacon, N[ew] Mex[ico] Collier, John, 1913-1992, photographer, 1943.