The New Deal In Color
Featured in this week’s Goings on About Town section is a photograph from the current exhibition “Color Photographs from the New Deal,” at the Carriage Trade gallery. From strong young men working with the newest technologies to factory workers socializing at a communal lunch table, the Farm Security Administration strove to depict a positive and progressive America during a period of economic turmoil and low morale. Produced only three years after the invention of Kodachrome film, these photos offer an intensely saturated portrait of the domestic and industrial American landscape from 1939 to 1943. For more selection of photographs from the show: http://nyr.kr/e87pBj
All photographs courtesy of Library of Congress, Carriage Trade.