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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

The Planters (Colorized): 1941

The Planters (Colorized): 1941

Colorized from Shorpy's files. March 1941. "Planting corn on a plantation near Moncks Corner, South Carolina." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the FSA. View full size.

Beauty

Thanks for colorizing this image. I was struck by the dignity and beauty of the woman in the foreground in the original B&W, and you've done a marvelous job accenting the best of the image.

Wow

Great work, Kenny.

 
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