We can't stop scrolling through this massive collection of full-color photographs taken during the last years of the Great Depression and World War II. Showing scenes of everyday life from around the United States, these images are an incredible testament to the normal people living through those scary times.
Photographers working for the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created the images between 1939 and 1944... The FSA/OWI 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.
We think that seeing these scenes in color makes them much more relatable than other images of the era. Here are a few of our favorites.
Check out hundreds more over at the Library of Congress's Flickr page.