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Farm Depot: 1936

Farm Depot: 1936

March 1936. "Tennessee harness and hardware store." 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

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Those vertical pin striped horse collars must have been the height of fashion in the equestrian world at that time.

As a dedicated fan of vintage photos I do believe that is the first time I have ever seen "fashionable" collars and also the first time I've seen any collars in mint condition

That shop is ...

rather tacky.


I recognize the tops of lawnmower handles.

That was the "old" lawnmower we owned, which was all around impossible to push through grass. A newer one we got later was possible but no fun.

Today's push mowers are very easy to push, but they cheat, geometrically rising over hard to cut grass and leaving a clump, instead of stopping and locking up the wheels there.

I use a scythe today on my acre of lawn. (No kidding)

Maybe there are old pics of the Palace of Versailles showing how it's done.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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