The Library of Congress has its own Flickr account, and if you have a few hours to spend, I highly recommend flipping through their photo albums.

These color photos from the 1930’s and 40’s are so striking and intriguing. When it first came into existence color film was $5 a roll. Minimum wage was 25¢ an hour.

More amazing old timey photos can be found at the Flickr Commons site. You can learn more about the program here. (Thanks George!)

Thanks for the facts, Erika!