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Baby Vegetables: 1940

Baby Vegetables: 1940

July 1940. "Canning beans in farm kitchen near Bristol, Vermont." Photo by Louise Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

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Mom and Grandma wearing some nifty shoes.

Let's see that calendar

Can you zoom in on that calendar? It almost looks like it says "C. A. Donah" on it.

[Alas, it's not clear on the the full-size original. - tterrace]

Old things!

Oilcloth and enamel pots and pans. Two neat old things you just don't see anymore.

All growed up - and then some

Our cheerful baby would now be 73 years old. It would be nice to see a photo of her (him?) today. Google People View?

May I join you?

This is one of those pictures I sure wish I could walk into and join the action! It brings back lots of memories of canning various fruits and veggies, with my mother-in-law, sisters-in-law, and various friends. It's a big job, but a lot of fun, if there is good company, during it. Not much is so gratifying as seeing rows of filled jars, from the Summer and Fall bounty, knowing that one's family will benefit from it when there is snow on the ground!


The calendar on the wall reads "1937."

[Being used for decor. Below, a shot a few frames away on the same roll. - tterrace]


That's about the most gleefully happy baby I've seen in one of these pictures. Must be thinking about eating those beans.

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