Friday, May 20, 2011

Nice Photos, But Wrong Decade

The U.K. newspaper, The Daily Fascist Mail*, has published rare color photos from the Library of Congress, of Americans during the Great Depression. Above, women employed as 'wipers', or steam cleaners of locomotives, enjoy a break in Iowa in 1943.

Unfortunately the Daily Mail seems to have the decade wrong: most of the color photos are from the 1940s, by which time the Second World War and America's involvement, were fast making the Great Depression of the 1930s a thing of the past.

*In the 1930s, the Daily Mail infamously supported a British version of the Nazi Party, the British Union of Fascists. Example: a 1934 article entitled: "Hurrah for the Blackshirts."