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Negro Boy Near Cincinnati, Ohio
1 x 2 ins
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs
Division, Washington, DC.
The introduction of Kodachrome in 1936 marked the modern era in color photography and accurate, reliable, affordable, and easy-to-use color films. Kodachrome gave photographers the ability to respond in color to subject matter from new points of view and to represent previously unseen subjects and situations. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, photographers for the Farm Security Administration, including John Vachon, made some of their photographs in color, using the then revolutionary Kodachrome film in a variety of formats from 35mm to 4 Î 5 inches. The complete FSA collection of 170,000 images is available at the Library of Congress.