Thursday, August 12, 2010
Color Photos of The Great Depression 1939-1944/The Heat Lingers On...
The Great Depression and WW2____
As a student of American History, I have always found the period from 1930 through the end of the 1940s of most interest to me. I guess maybe that since it was before I was born(March 1949), that I can look at it with such interest...I was not born until the end of those 2 fascinating decades, but the photos, stories, and history of both are foremost in my mind when I think of true American History...that history not corrupted by left wing revisionists and historians.
Yesterday my Vietnam buddy, like me a former Air Force Sky Cop, and unlike me, a retired State Trooper(Kentucky) sent me a link to some rare color photos taken by historic photographers. The photographs are in vivid color and can be found here: (may take a few seconds to load)
I've gotta say, despite the starkness of the times, depression, war, polio, poverty, etc...I find the photographs of the era, and the history themselves, to be among my favorites. Men were men, women were housewives, providers, and took over the factory jobs while the men were at war. I love that America, and it's people, from the stories that were passed on from my parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Sadly today we have become a nation of whiners and wimps, led by a sorry son of a bitch, so far radical left, that he puts even FDR to shame. And make no mistake, FDR was an evil, piss poor Prez who, if not for the Second World War would have done to this country, what Obama is trying to do now.
By I digress, despite my dislike for the policies that Franklin Roosevelt wanted to force down the countries throat, I love reading about, and viewing the history of that 20 year period, when true Americans were at their finest, and America was at it's best.
I will try to figure out how to stay out of the heat for the rest of the day....
Photos-Top, the first photo in the collection, I'm sure Faro Caudill and his wife Denise of Pie Town, New Mexico, never dreamed that they would live on in history, given their humble lives...but photos of the couple, dwelling, and family are all over the Internet, when you "google" Depression Photos. The Caudill photo gives a unique color perspective when compared to the classic black and white photo on the right side of the post.