Sunday, January 17, 2016

20 Wonderful Color Photos of the Life in Texas in the 1940s

Here is a wonderful collection of 20 color photos capturing everyday life in Texas during the 1940s.


A big house on a Houston street, Texas, May 1943

A doctor giving a typhoid inoculation at a rural school, San Augustine County, Texas, April 1943

A general view of Amarillo, Texas, March 1943

Boy building a model airplane as girl watches, Texas, 1942

Boys flying a kite in front of the community center at the FSA camp, Robstown, 1942

Boys playing marbles, Robstown, Texas, 1942

Boys sitting on truck parked at the FSA labor camp, Robstown, Texas, Jan. 1942

Child of a migratory farm laborer in the field during the harvest of the community center's cabbage crop at the FSA labor camp, Robstown, Texas, Jan. 1942

Community clothesline at the FSA labor camp, Robstown, Texas, 1942

Families of migratory workers in front of their row shelters at the FSA labor camp, Robstown, Texas, 1942

Gardens are planted in front of the row shelters, Robstown, 1942

Geologist examining cuttings from wildcat well, Amarillo, Texas, 1943

Instructor explaining the operation of a parachute to student pilots, Meacham Field, Fort Worth, Texas, Jan 1942

Row shelters at the FSA labor camp, Robstown, Texas, Jan. 1942

Rural school children, San Augustine County, Texas, 1943

Rural school children, San Augustine County, Texas, April 1943

Workers leaving Pennsylvania shipyards, Beaumont, Texas, June 1943

Workers on the Liberator Bombers, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 1942

Working with a sea-plane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas,  August 1942

Young woman at the community laundry on Saturday afternoon, Robstown, 1942

(Photos from The Library of Congress)

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