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Photo of the Day – 12/14/18 (“Cotton on the Roadside”, 1937)

Daily Photo — “Cotton on the Roadside, 1937”

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June 1937. “Child of Texas migrant family who follow the cotton crop from Corpus Christi to the Panhandle.” Photo by Dorothea Lange.

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Posted by on December 14, 2018 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 02/21/17 (“Tent of Flies”, 1936)

Daily Photo — “Tent of Flies, 1936”

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Before I even noticed the swarm of flies around the tent and the children, I caught sight of the old Wrigley’s Spearmint box in the lower right of the tent.

November 1936. “Children and home of migratory cotton workers. Migratory camp, southern San Joaquin Valley, California.” Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. 

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Posted by on February 21, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/08/16 (“Country Store”, 1939 – 2 Views)

Daily Photo — “Country Store, 1939”

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Here are two different views of the same country store in rural North Carolina in 1939.  This is a wonderful pair as you can compare and contrast not only the two images taken at different times from just about the same position, but also it speaks volumes to the conditions in the South at the time both racially and economically.  Plus, I absolutely LOVE all the advertisements and background details.  Thanks to Google Maps, you can also see what it looks like today!

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July 1939. Gordonton, N.C. “Country store on dirt road. Sunday afternoon. Note kerosene pump on the right and the gasoline pump on the left. Rough, unfinished timber posts have been used as supports for porch roof. Negro men sitting on the porch. Brother of store owner stands in doorway.” 4×5 nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. 

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July 1939. “Daughter of white tobacco sharecropper at country store. Person County, North Carolina.” Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange. 

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Posted by on December 8, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/12/15 (“Gray Acres”, 1937)

Daily Photo — “Gray Acres, 1937”

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October 1937. “Family of Joe Kramer, farmer near Williston, North Dakota.” Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration.

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Posted by on November 12, 2015 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 5/6/14 (“Tenting Family”, 1936)

Daily Photo — “Tenting Family, 1936”

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July 1936. “Family of migratory fruit workers. Yakima, Washington.” Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration.

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Photo of the Day – 9/11/13 (Tykes & Trikes, 1941)

Daily Photo — “Tykes & Trikes, 1941”

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September 1941. “Children play in safety in the Federal Housing Administration low-income housing project at Holyoke, Massachusetts.” Photo by John Collier for the Resettlement Administration.

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Posted by on September 11, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 8/9/13 (My Party Dress, 1939)

Daily Photo — “My Party Dress, 1939”

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February 1939. “Child of white migrant worker ironing in tent camp near Harlingen, Texas.” 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

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Posted by on August 9, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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