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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Lock Up Your Daughters: 1940

Lock Up Your Daughters: 1940

July 1940. Migrant cherry picker in front of tent home. Berrien County, Michigan. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA.

 

Dangerous

The difference here is one is an actor and the other is the real thing. Too bad we don't know HIS name.

Too Perfect

That caption heading is just too perfect for words. Oh, and the person who wrote STELLAAAAAA!! took that right outta my mouth.

Streetcar

One word: STEEEELLLLLAAAAAAAAA!!!

[Or motorcycle: Brando in "The Wild One." - Dave]

Evelyn?

The tattoo looks like it says Evelyn. He's sure pretty! but bad!

[Below, a closeup of the tat. - Dave]

Initials

His tattoo looks like a scroll with the initials CLM. Hate to say it but there's something dangerous about the way this guy looks that I can't put my finger on.

Cherrypicker

Appears to have a decently designed ring and can't read the tattoo -- initials?

Mr. Picker

It looks like he's about had enough of the photographer. "One more picture, pal, and you're going to get a knuckle sandwich."

Cherrypicker's Cap

Is that a fire department badge?

 
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