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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

Pie Town BBQ: 1940

Pie Town BBQ: 1940

September 1940. "Homesteader and his children eating barbeque at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair." Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

eating on the ground

you can tell this was before the days of the FIRE ANT!

jpf

Coleslaw

Sweet photo. I think the little boy in the middle is saying to the man, "I'll take your coleslaw if you don't want it. I love coleslaw."

 
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