1930s Color Photos from Library of Congress

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Jac's Lines, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. Jac's Lines

    Jac's Lines Member

    This link is to a new online exhibit of rare color photographs made during the late 1930s:


    This was reported on CNN this morning and is a pretty interesting selection of "everyday life" pictures -- ordinary folk, businesses, main streets, and a bunch of old steam photos (including a very cool picture of freight cars lined up at the South Water Street depot in Chicago). Thought this might be of interest to some on this list, as almost all the other photos from this time period that I've seen are in black and white.
  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Very neat! Thanks Jac!
  3. GeorgeHO

    GeorgeHO Member

    They are SUPER!!!
  4. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    It's almost unreal to see these photos in color! I kept telling my self these were 1930's and 1940's photos, but I just couldn't believe it! the caboose pic is really neat, and chack out those buildings, prime example of good layout buildings!
  5. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Great pics! Thank you for sharing this link with us!

  6. Jac's Lines

    Jac's Lines Member

    I did some more exploring around the Library of Congress website and found that the entire collection of over 1600 color images from 1939-44 are also online. This link goes to the alphabetical indexes. There are whole pages relating to different kinds of rail facilities and many fallen flags. Also a lot of good reference material on buildings, etc.


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