Bound for Glory

Bound for Glory

America in Color, 1939-43

Book - 2004
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Between the years 1935 and 1942, a vast number of images of America were taken by photographers hired by the Farm Security Administration (FSA). The FSA had been established as a relief organization in order to help rural Americans out of poverty and into economic self-sufficiency and prosperity. The charge of the photographers was to document the people and places the FSA had set out to help. In 1942, the FSA's photography unit was transferred to the Office of War Information (OWI), whose primary purpose was to document America's mobilization during the early years of World War II, concentrating on such topics as aircraft factories and women in the workforce. Today, this collection of photographs consists of about 108,000 images, among them some of the most famous black-and-white documentary images from the first half of the twentieth century. Yet few people know that, along with the vast number of black-and-white photographs taken, color images were also made, by photographers such as Marion Post Walcott, Russell Lee, John Vachon, Arthur Rothstein, and Andreas Feininger. This book presents, for the first time, the best of these color photographs - introduced by National Book Awar
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams in association with the Library of Congress, 2004.
ISBN: 9780810943483
Characteristics: 188 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 21 x 30 cm.

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