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Baby Squash: 1939

Baby Squash: 1939

October 1939. "Mrs. Calvin Brown, wife of Farm Security Administration borrower, with grandson in garden near Eaton, Colorado." It may be time to revise the cabbage-leaf theory. Photo by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.


Grandmother in 1939

I was born in early 1938 and lived with my Grandmother. She also had a big garden. I was about the age of that boy in 1939. This picture brings back a lot of pleasant memories.

The Baby Squash is bigger than the baby.

I don't know if it was typical of farm wives at that time but she has a face which reflects strength but also the cares by which that strength was developed.

I like the way the grandson is positioned so you can compare him to the squash.

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