Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s (62 pics)

Posted in       8 Jul 2011       25549       6

Even though color photography wasn’t made widely available to the public until the 60s you can now see color images from as early as the turn of the century. It’s amazing to see that life wasn’t in black and white during those times.

 

1904: Sunni Muslim In Traditional Dress, Dagestan

1 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1905: Tea Factory In Chavka

2 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1909: Russian Peasant Women In Kirillov

3 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1910: Monastery Of St. Nil, Stolobnyi Island

4 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1910: Woman Peeling Vegetables

5 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1910: Study of Three Generations, Zlatoust

6 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1911: Alim Khan, Emir Of Bukhara

7 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1912: Self Portrait Of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii

8 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1915: Austro-Hungarian POWs In Russia

9 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1932: Ladies Home Journal, Swimsuit Layout

10 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1936: Boy With Cookies

11 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1936: Cream Of Wheat, Boys Playing Football

12 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1937: Woman In Flowered Hat (McCall Magazine Photo)

13 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1938: Lambert Gardens, Portland, Oregon

14 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1938: Man At Letterbox

15 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1939: McCall Homemaking Cover

16 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1939: Square Dancing, McIntosh, Oklahoma

17 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1939: Father Jurney, Miami Beach, Florida

18 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1939: Orchestra At A Square Dance, McIntosh County, Oklahoma

19 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1940: Homesteaders In Pie Town, New Mexico

20 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1940: Children Gathering Potatoes In Aroostook County, Maine

21 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1940: Farm Security Administration Cooperative, Louisiana

22 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1940: Homesteaders In Pie Town, New Mexico

23 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1940: Children In The Tenement District, Brockton, Massachussetts

24 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1940: Homesteaders Eating Barbeque At The New Mexico Fair

25 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1940: Juke Joint, Melorse, Louisiana

26 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1940: Fish For Sale, Natchitoches, Lousiana

27 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1940: McCall Magazine, Homemaking Cover, Knitting Lesson

28 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1940: Emmet Flynn On The Set Of “Arizona”

29 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1941: American Airlines Stewardess On Lake Michigan Shore

30 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1941: Vermont State Fair

31 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1941: Students at Washington High School Training For The War Effort, Los Angeles

32 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1941: A Saturday Trip Into Town, Greene County, Georgia

33 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1941: Children Aiming Sticks As Guns, Washington, D.C.

34 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1941: Chopping Cotton On Rented Land, White Plains, Georgia

35 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1941: Ironing

36 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1941: Shulman's Market, Union Street, Washington, D.C.

37 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1941: Pink Sun Suit On Promontory Rocks

38 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1941: Friends At Promontory Point

39 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1941: Ringling Brothers And Barnum And Bailey

40 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1941: Fulton Market, New York

41 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1941: Barker At The State Fair, Rutland, Vermont

42 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1942: Barrage Balloon, South Carolina

43 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1942: Two Female Employees Of North American Aviation Assembling A P-51 Fighter Plane

44 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1942: Worker At The Douglas Aircraft Company Assembles A Navy Bomber

45 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1942: M3 Tank Training Exercises, Fort Knox, Kentucky

46 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1942: Building A Model Airplane, Robstown, Texas

47 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1942: Young Boy In Cincinnati

48 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1942: Beecher Street School, Southington, Connecticut

49 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1942: Servicing An A-20 Bomber, Langley Field, Virginia

50 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1942: M-4 Tank Crews, Fort Knox, Kentucky

51 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1942: Assembly Worker At Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California

52 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1942: Army Test Pilot, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California

53 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1942: Carpenter At Work On Douglas Dam, Tennessee

54 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1942: Portable Soft Drink Stand, Bowling Green, New York

55 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1942: Douglas A-20C-BO Havoc, Langley Field, Virginia

56 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1943: Rosie The Riveter

57 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1943: Rural School Children, San Augustine County, Texas

58 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1943: A Welder At The Rip Tracks, Chicago

59 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1943: Girl In Rain (McCall Magazine Cover)

60 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1943: Female Worker At the Vultee-Nashville, Tennessee, Assembles A Vultee “Vengeance” Dive Bomber

61 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

1945: Whitman Chocolates, Easter Hat

62 Stunning Bright Color Photos From 1900-1940s

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Mr. Ree 9 year s ago
An update:

#37 - Shulman's Market is now Dalia's Porn Emporium. They have all the latest porn mags as well and viewing booths in the back.
       
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Enter your name 9 year s ago
This is one of the best posts
       
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Analphilosopher 9 year s ago
I concur
       
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HaHa 9 year s ago
#29 Diego Maradona grandfather..
       
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ALeach 9 year s ago
#23. It's a shame their oldest boy was so open about being a cross dresser.
       
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old timer 8 year s ago
i grew up in these times and by god it was a better time men were actually men, women were prettier and god dang it negroes were more well behaved and were good slaves!

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