Monday, May 30, 2011 at 4:00 am (Updated: May 30, 2:03 pm)
In the age of high-definition, we’re used to the media offering us an almost literal window to the world.
But what about our window to the past? What did things look like, say, 70 years ago? Newsreels and iconic photos – such as the Times Square V-J Day kiss and the Iwo Jima flag raising – lack a certain quality of “being there” because there’s no color.
The Library of Congress, though, has preserved hundreds of high-quality color photographs from the ’30s and ’40s. Dozens of them were taken at Fort Knox.
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