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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.