It has also inspired me to look up some images from the Dust Bowl. Which is how I stumbled on the Library of Congress' collection of color photographs from the Farm Security Administration on Flickr. Most of the images I've seen from this era are in black and white, so these color images just leap off the page (or, okay, screen).
There is so much sadness in these photos, so much pride, so much hard work. Absolutely stunning.
(And they make me want to sew more cotton frocks and even more aprons.)
|Oh my goodness, look at the bias tape on this beauty!|
|The hat, the socks, the dress, the guitar!|
|From a labor camp. This dress and apron are so lovely.|
|Gingham, check matching, piping, bias tape ...|
|Wow, is it possible that anyone actually farmed in dresses like this?|
|Three girls dressed from the same bolt of fabric, or the same patterned feedsack?|