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typical American family, September 1940

This is of of a series of rare colour photographs taken in the 1930's and 40's by photographer Russell Lee (1903-1986) who was sponsered by the U.S. government.

 

memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsachtml/fsowhome.html

 

Jack Whinery and his family, homesteaders, Pie Town, New Mexico

 

Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection

 

hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a34169

 

hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a34098

 

LOC Flickr has more from this series! Really marvelous photos from the 40's:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2179146486/

 

The outside of this home can be seen in another flickr photo:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2179146230/in/p...

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Taken on August 10, 1930