"I Came, I Saw, I Stuck Around!"
Some amazing color photographs of ordinary rural and urban life, both showing poverty and the rebuilding and rearming of the United States at a critical point in democratic history.
Thank you Doug: well worth a long leisurely look.............very interesting...............Mike..
You're welcome Mike...glad I can share this pictorial.
I agree on that Beverly. :-)
This is a magnificent set of photos, Doug - they should remind us of a few things....
What a huge lot of really excellent photos. I didn't get through them all, will have to look again sometime but I am intrigued with a families "dugout" home. Why have they built this way? and what would happen in heavy rains (I'm thinking the place would get flooded out?)
OUTSTANDING link - thanks
Yes, I'm happpy a friend shared this link with me. Not all of the photos are postive but I think it reminds us that people lived lives a lot harder than many of us, and when the war came, male and female, so many defended a way of life many take for granted.
That's a good question Iri Ani. I can only assume these people were agricultural migrants who weren't planning to settle in that part of New Mexico and would be leaving before the rainly season in the Fall. Otherwise, as you infer, they would be putting their kids in danger.
You're welcome Goodstuff.
Entirely awesome Doug you know some of the newspapers have the greatest stories just within the photographs....I had met with one which works here as well. Sometimes photos say so much. I these old photos of the past thank you for doing this illustration by way of the link. The Shasta Dam under construction - now that is amazing....