Color Photos of American Life from the 1930s-1950s

I always pick up a certain haunted beauty from old color photography. It almost overwhelms me to think how much the American landscape has changed in just the past 70 years.

http://www.webofentertainment.com/2009/07/life-in-usa-in-1960s.html (title is a misnomer)

Storefront advertising fruit and tobacco

Children at a fair or a parade

Black family using a horse and buggy for transport

White family having a picnic

Rail yard near a large city (Chicago or Milwaukee?)

http://www.magazine13.com/vintage-color-photos-of-us-cities/

Below are two terrific photos of Chicago about 60 years ago.

Chicago Lake Shore c. 1945

Chicago Skyline c. 1945

New Orleans 1951

Los Angeles 1952

New York c. 1955

I scraped all of these photographs. I didn’t see anything about copyright, but if they are, I am happy to remove them.

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