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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Look Gives You Lemons: 1957

Look Gives You Lemons: 1957

October 1957. "The Lemon family of Little Rock, Arkansas -- father Fred, mother Edith, daughters Virginia and Rosemary, and son Gary -- at home; in front of state capitol building; on streets of Little Rock." From photos by John Vachon for the Look magazine assignment "Members of the Mob." View full size.

The things you can find

on the Interweb. I can locate only one obit for a Fred Lemon in Arkansas later than 1935, and this one seems to match up. Wife's name is right, and the cemetery is outside Little Rock.

September 5, 1957

Beatcomber - I'm sure you are correct. It was a terrible time. My own mother was in that mob.

The Son

Later went in to the small roadside motel business. He's very Hitchcocky.

About this photo

I'd like more information about this photo. Was father Fred here one of the "Members of the Mob"?

[The article "Members of the Mob" appeared in the "National Scene" section of the November 12, 1957 issue of LOOK, along with the article "The Real Little Rock Story," by Fletcher Knebel. -tterrace]

Mr. Lemon

I get the feeling that Mr. Lemon runs a very tight ship!

1957? Little Rock?

I assume this pictoral in Look had something to do with the events at Central High School. Were the sour Lemons possibly on the wrong side of history?

 
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