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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BUY WAR SAVINGS STAMPS, c. 1918

A Million Newsstand Readers: 1937

A Million Newsstand Readers: 1937

Children browse a street market in Washington, D.C. Photograph by John Vachon, November, 1937. View full size.

 

Ewww…

Look at those rotten orang… Hey, wait a minute! That's paper!

A million newsstand readers....

but how many buying?

Hungry Children?

I'm sitting here looking at these children and hoping that they are well fed. The look on the girl's face and the boy touching the canned food, seem like they say "I'm hungry!" I hope not but it is 1937.

 
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