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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

This Won't Hurt a Bit: 1943

This Won't Hurt a Bit: 1943

April 1943. Dr. Schreiber gives a typhoid inoculation at a rural school in San Augustine County, Texas. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

What he has seen

it's 1943 and he has obviously seen a lot in a rural Texas county....he looks so very serene and calm.... Would love to have someone like that for my Dr.....oops...primary care physician.

Color

I don't know anything about cameras but the colors are so real, these two look like they are going to move. What a pretty little girl and this man was born to be a doctor. What a great shot.

She's being so BRAVE!

Her red hair and tanned arms are so cute, and she's being so brave.

When I roll my sleeve up (when I'm lucky and it's not the other end they want!), I go completely pale and can't look. (One time they made me spit out my gum while donating blood in our school's annual blood drive because they thought I was about to faint...how embarrassing...)

 
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