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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ART

Grunge Band: 1940

Grunge Band: 1940

June 1940. "Farmer, his wife, and brother in close harmony. Pie Town, New Mexico." Nitty, Gritty and Pretty. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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Pie Town

Shorpy has taken us here before. I see there's still no laundromat.

[These people didn't have indoor plumbing or electricity, either. - Dave]

This land is your land --

I can see Woody Guthrie sitting down and singing along.

Music making

I really love the old photos of people making their own music at home. I kind of wish that was a more common thing in today's world!

This land is your land --

Woody Guthrie would so enjoy this photo. I wish we could hear it.

 
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Shorpy.com | 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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