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Berrien County: 1940

Berrien County: 1940

July 1940. Migrant camp at a fruit-packing plant in Berrien County, Michigan. (On the car: yet another Shell Oil license-plate ornament.) View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

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My client is interested in finding out about this image. Is the woman in front the mother of the baby?

[The photos are from the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information prints & photographs collection at the Library of Congress. No identities were recorded for this particular series. - tterrace]

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Her face looks like she's approaching 30, but she can't be more than 10-12 years old.

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What is the big pile behind the clothesline on the right? Rocks? Wood? Coal? Construction debris?

[Coalpile for the cannery? In what seems to be two grades (below). Or maybe ballast for the train tracks. - Dave]

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