In Other News: Pie Town, New Mexico Fair Oct. 1940

I keep coming across these amazing, and rare, colored photos taken by the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information during and after the Great Depression. The collection as whole has about 160,000, with only 1,600 in color. There’s something special about these pictures, something about color that makes this time period more relatable in modern times. As I flip through the collection, in my mind’s eye I can see my grandparents in their twenties flirting away. As expected, the ones I love the most are about folks sharing food when dining was about farming, canning, and home-cooked meals. And into the food love time machine we go…

All photos from the Library of Congress. Entire collection found HERE.

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