Last night as I sat at my computer, I looked through this collection of rare colored photographs from the early 1940s. These are some of the few colored photographs taken of this era showing life after the Great Depression. I couldn’t stop looking at every detail of the photographs–the homemade bread, the hand-me-down clothing, the barefooted children, the landscape, the steam engines as modern technology. Life was simpler. Family was everything. And they found joy where they could.
With Billie Holiday playing in the background, I imagined what my grandparents, in their 20s then, were listening to, dancing to, and how they saw the world around them.
Here are a few of my favorites. See the rest for yourself.