1940 family

Library of congress family portrait 1940 

The Library of Congress has a whole set of colored photographs from the '30s and '40's on their Flickr Stream.  I love the fabrics and the background. What a sweet family.


  1. You can look through the mother lode of photos from the LOC’s collection in the digital collections section of their site


    It’s a bit overwhelming if you don’t narrow it down by artist… you might want to search out Walker Evans, Russell Lee, Margaret Bourke-White or other photographers who worked for the WPA (Works Progress Administration) in the WWII era.

    You can even order prints of the images through the LOC for reasonable prices. Happy hunting!

  2. the girl who is sitting second in from the right hand side has a distinct Napoleon Dynamite facial expression. Go go go Heders!

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