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Tuf Nut: 1940

Tuf Nut: 1940

February 1940. Muskogee County, Oklahoma. "Farm boy eating pie which he bought at auction and which was made by the girl with whom he is sitting." Sometimes a delicious cherry pie is only the first course. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

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Still making Tuf Nut Clothing

For hardworking, long lasting durability for everyone. I found them listed under Workhorse Outfitters by

Is this like a box social?

My grandparents met this way; my grandmother was Amish and my Scottish grandfather paid a HUGE price to purchase her box lunch. Violet decorated her box lunch with daisies so that Milton would know which one to bid on at the box social.

Twisted Manners

It's noteworthy that he is using a fork. He's the farm guy. She's sorta gussied up and is eating her slice with her hands. Is that lady-like?

Is That An Engagement Ring?

Maybe he's just banking points.

Follow her gaze

Her real thought bubble is: "What's with that pinky nail? This guy ain't no farmer."

Chattahoochee Couture

Time spent in and around Columbus, GA enables me to identify the combination of clean bib overalls with a knitted sweater-vest and a white shirt as a clear indication that this pie auction was a formal affair.

All slicked up

in a new pair of overalls, any one know the label brand?

[Um... Tuf Nut? - tterrace]

Chapeau a la mode

Looks like she's got another pie on her head.

Deep Thoughts

I sense budding romance. Thought balloons...

She: "He's handsome, paid $5 for my pie, and commented on how good it was. Hmmm, if he'd just lose that awful sweater-vest, we could be a hot number."

He: "Mmmm, pie."

Where to begin?

The metaphors and double entendres are nearly limitless with this picture. Better leave it alone.

That's a beautiful pie.

Sometimes, that's all you should say.

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