Colour pictures of the 1940s

The Library of Congress has a great Flickr set of colour photos from World War II and the Great Depression. I have picked a few that caught my eye.

Barker at the grounds at the Vermont state fair, Rutland (LOC) by The Library of Congress. 1941, A State Fair

"Backstage" at the "girlie" show at the Vermont state fair, Rutland (LOC) by The Library of Congress. Backstage at the 'Girlie' show 1941

Day laborers picking cotton, near Clarksdale, Miss. (LOC) by The Library of Congress. Cotton Pickers 1939

Scene at square dance in rural home in McIntosh County, Oklahoma (LOC) by The Library of Congress. A square dance 1939/1940

Round dance between squares at dance in McIntosh County, Oklahoma (LOC) by The Library of Congress. Same square dance

Jack Whinery, homesteader, and his family, Pie Town, New Mexico (LOC) by The Library of Congress.  Home in New Mexico 1940

School children singing, Pie Town, New Mexico (LOC) by The Library of Congress.  School children in New Mexico 1940

[Girl with doll standing by fence] (LOC) by The Library of Congress. 1941/1942

[Boy beside store window display of Christmas ornaments] (LOC) by The Library of Congress. Christmas display 1941/1942

Pearl Harbor widows have gone into war work to carry on the fight with a personal vengeance, Corpus Christi, Texas. Mrs. Virginia Young (right) whose husband was one of the first casualties of World War II, is a supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Depa by The Library of Congress. Pearl Harbour widows 1942

One of the girls of Vilter [Manufacturing] Co. filing small gun parts, Milwaukee, Wisc. One brother in Coast Guard, one going to Army. (LOC) by The Library of Congress. 1943

Woman working on an airplane motor at North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Calif. (LOC) by The Library of Congress. 1942

Girl worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. (LOC) by The Library of Congress. Having lunch 1942