hats….i love a man with a hat

14 Sep

These images were taken by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. They are some of the only color photographs from the depression/dustbowl/WWII era. They are all owned by the Library of Congress.

I stumbled upon them on denverpost.com.

Faro and Doris Caudill, homesteaders. Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Russell Lee. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Don’t you just love men with hats?

Headlines posted in street-corner window of newspaper office (Brockton Enterprise). Brockton, Massachusetts, December 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

I love old pictures. I love to see what life was like before me and before my parents. I love to see what we would call resourcefullness, but what the people in the picture would call a way of life.

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2 Responses to “hats….i love a man with a hat”

  1. photographyfree4all September 14, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    thanks for these shots! I love the nostalgia of these. great job. Hats are great!

    • Heather September 14, 2010 at 9:32 am #

      I love old photographs. Just bought a Polaroid 95A (circa 1955) from a really cool retro shop. Unfortunately the film is no longer made, but I love the idea that someone at some point took instant pictures with it. You should check out denverpost.com for more!

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