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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • GEORGE WASHINGTON CROSSING THE PIES

Amite City: 1935

Amite City: 1935

October 1935. Young residents of Amite City, Louisiana. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

That Ben Shahn

Yeah, that Ben Shahn could sure take a picture, couldn't he?

Ben Shahn

Is this the Ben Shahn of the famous prints? This photograph has the same look of blunt desperation.

[Yes, Ben Shahn the painter. - Dave]

 
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