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The color photographs of the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection include scenes of rural and small-town life, migrant labor, and the effects of the Great Depression.
A significant number of the color photographs concern the mobilization
effort for World War II and portray aircraft manufacturing, military
training, and the nation's railroads. The 1,600 color photographs produced
by the FSA and OWI photographers are less well known and far less
extensive than the 164,000 black-and-white
photographs in the collection.
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