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Truro Tourist: 1940

Truro Tourist: 1940

August 1940. "Tourist house in Truro, Massachusetts. The girl at the easel is a boarder. House belongs to incapacitated Portuguese fisherman and railroad worker from the Cape Verde Islands. He and his wife now make most of their income from boarding tourists in their lovely house during the short three-month season." Medium format negative by Edwin Rosskam. View full size.

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Edward Hopper

Used to spend his summers in Truro.

Love the Cape, hate the traffic

Lived there for three years. It ain't like this photo anymore and that patch of rolling green would probably net you a cool $5 million easily today.

Christina's World

The Andrew Wyeth vibes are strong here.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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