YOU GUYS. I was listening to Belle & Sebastian because obvs it’s Feelings Weekend and I thought, “I wonder if there’s a catastrophewaitress.tumblr.com. If there isn’t, I would like very much to make that a thing. I would post photos of both catastrophes (and Katastrophe, holler) and waitresses. Possibly even clips from the movie Waitress, which I kinda liked.” So I checked and OF COURSE there’s a catastrophewaitress.tumblr.com. Jesus.
But! But! Look what the owner of catastrophewaitress.tumblr.com linked to!
Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943 is a collection of some of the only color photos from the Great Depression. These were originally part of the exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color from 1939-1943 via the Library of Congress, etc.
I just want to scream into these photos and say I SEE YOU OH MY GOD THERE YOU ARE. YOU LOOK JUST LIKE US, BUT A LITTLE BIT DIRTIER. I LOVE YOU. These people are real people! And I knew that, logically, but seeing them here, in their red floral dresses against that dusty brown road and the souls behind their full-color eyeballs, makes me have brand new feelings. Their skies look bluer than ours.