Metafilter pointed me to this, which is a collection of color photographs dating from 1939 to 1943 that feature rural America. The set is stunning, and I urge everyone to click the second link and have a gander. As it is, I had a difficult time picking one to showcase here. I ended up choosing one of a Washington D.C. street corner that doesn't even exist anymore. History, ladies and gentlemen. History.