Tuesday, August 3, 2010

History in a New Hue

I recently discovered a blog entry from the Denver Post's photoblog called Captured: America in color from 1939-1943. The entry features prints made from color slides taken in the time period. This part of history is notorious for its black and white or sepia-toned photos, things we've come to associate with the Great Depression and WWII. But no matter what, there's always color. Through these prints, we get a glimpse of what those monotone photographs kept from us: a rainbow of beauty in one of this nation's most dismal times. I picked six photographs from the collection to sample into palettes over at Colourlovers. If you like what I've sampled, you can visit the Denver Post's blog here. The entry is very image heavy, so do wait for all to load, they don't disappoint.

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