Posted by: Janette Silverman | December 4, 2012

US Library of Congress released over 1,600 color photographs from the USA’s World War II era

The US Library of Congress released over 1,600 color photographs from the USA’s  World War II era, past. Usually photographs from that time period were in black and white not  in color.  The images were made between 1939 and 1944.  The  pictures depict life in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, with a focus on rural areas and farm labor, as well as aspects of World War II mobilization, including factories, railroads, aviation training, and women working.
To learn more about the exhibit read: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/fsac/
To read an article on the exhibit go to:  http://tinyurl.com/bp64ko3
Thank you to Dick Eastman for alerting us to this article in Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter about this article.
Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee
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