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U.S. Time Periods » 1914-1945: World Wars

Bound for Glory: America in Color

is the first major exhibit of 70 prints (made from color transparencies taken between 1939 and 1943) showing the effects of the Depression on people in rural America and small towns, the nation's subsequent economic recovery, and the mobilization for World War II. (Library of Congress)

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Photographers were employed by the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and its successor agency, the Office of War Information (OWI), from 1935 through 1944. Their goal was to document the ravages of the Depression and spur Congress and the American public to support government relief efforts.
'Grand Grocery Company,' John Vachon. Lincoln, Nebraska, 1942. Reproduction from color slide: LC-USF351-268, LC-DIG-fsac-1a34273. FSA/OWI Collection, Prints and Photographs Division (5)

Grand Grocery Company


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