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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Texas Tykes: 1936

Texas Tykes: 1936

Summer 1936. "Children of homesteaders in Wichita Gardens, Texas, one of the subsistence colonies sponsored by the Farm Security Administration." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 

Clean clothes, clean hair, ...

and something to smile about. All too rare in so many similar pictures from those tough times.

Swiss army

It was kind of Rothstein to go for the three-quarter portrait--that kid's ears could multitask as shade, windbreak and sundial.

Say cheese!

These kids had a great smile! And you know they had zero, and were dirt poor.

Dalworthington Gardens

We live next door to Dalworthington Gardens, now surrounded by the city of Arlington. There are still some remnants of the subsistence homesteading scheme there; it's fun to drive around there and look for them--like the lots that are huge for a city residential lot but just right for a truck farm.

Smiles

I hope their lives were always as happy as they appeared this day!! Great photo.

Wow.

What a great picture. Pictures like this are what makes this gallery great.

 
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