Thursday, September 27, 2007
What The Early 1940’s Looked Like
Though color photography has been around since the Civil War, until fairly recently it was too expensive for the masses. From 1935, when Kodachrome was invented, until probably the mid-1950's, color photography was a luxury few middle class Americans could afford. That's why when you see a rich color photograph like the ones above, it stops you in your tracks.
Study these photos too long and you'll get a little teary-eyed. So much has changed; yet nothing has changed.
These rare shots were found on one of the best blogs on the net, Shorpy.com.