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Home Is Where the Tent Is: 1939

Home Is Where the Tent Is: 1939

October 1939. "The Fairbanks family has moved to three different places on the project in one year." Willow Creek area, Malheur County, Oregon. Photograph by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

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Oregon, finally!

I've been looking for pictures from Oregon. Thank you, Dorothy Lange, and thank you Shorpy.


Looks like the top of Mr. Fairbanks' hat has a fossa of its own...

Re: Horse

>> What's going on with the horse's head? It looks like it has a crater by its ear. Yikes!

It's called the temporal fossa. Fossa being Latin for "cavity" or "pit." A hollow that goes up and down when the horse is chewing.


What's going on with the horse's head? It looks like it has a crater by its ear. Yikes!

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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