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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS, 1937

Hanging Out: 1936

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Hanging Out: 1936

A Sunday afternoon street scene in Jackson, Ohio. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Theodor Jung for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Jackson Boys

Yeah, in 1936 sneakers existed. Converse Chucks started somewhere around 1919. I grew up about 30 miles South of Jackson, Ohio and 21 years later.

Jeans to be traded soon.

He doesn't know it yet, but it's 1936 and in a few years he'll be wearing combat fatigues. I can't help but wonder if he survived to 1945.

Jeans

Jeans were invented during the California gold rush (1849).

Funny how teenagers looked just as surly then as they do today

A guy wearing jeans and

A guy wearing jeans and sneakers in 1936?

 
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