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33 Real Life Rosie the Riveters
We’ve all seen many photographs of Depression-era and World War II-era America, but we’re used to seeing them in black and white — the dominant medium at the time. These incredible photographs, which we spotted over at the International Business Times, were taken between 1939 and 1944 by photographers working for the United States Farm Security Administration and the Office of War Information, and depict rural America (including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) and give glimpses of the war effort. There is something unnerving about seeing these photographs in color — as if that time wasn’t so far off from our own after all. Click through to look at some of our favorites, and if you can’t get enough of history in color, head over to the Times for even more.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division: "color photos from the Great Depression and World War II capture an era generally seen only in black-and-white. Photographers working for the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created the images between 1939 and 1944"
War II-Era Kodachromes: Real color photos of Rosie the Riveters. Amazingly stunningly gorgeous.
Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Calif. Shown checking electrical assemblies (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr Rare color 1940s and 50s photos
Rare color photos from 1930s-40s
Rare color photos: 1940s working women Oct. 1942 Women are trained as engine mechanics in thorough Douglas training methods, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. Caption information from "The Library of Congress" on Flickr
Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Calif. Shown checking electrical assemblies (LOC)
by David Bransby
Rare color photos: Kids in the 1940s 1941 or 1942 Girl with doll standing by fence
1942 ... a job to do!
1942 - It occurs to me that this might be good advice for teenagers making their way through school today : )
House, Houston, Texas. May 1943. Caption information from "The Library of Congress" on Flickr. Rare color photos from 1930s-40s
Georgi Petrusov, Military parade, Red Square, Moscow, 1936
Rare Photos Of Legendary People....the Clintons nearly killed me, and then I saw Churchill.....
Mermaid Club - Phila. (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr
Harlem, New York City 1940.