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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JAMAICA: THE GEM OF THE TROPICS

Favorite Daughter: 1940

Favorite Daughter: 1940

May 1940. "One of the seven children of Burdell White, FSA client near Venton, Maryland." Photo by Jack Delano, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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Alveda at 13

Based on 1930 and 1940 census records, this is most likely Alveda White, age 13 in 1940.

No electricity

All of the lights in the picture are kerosene lamps; this was not a home with electricity in 1940.

Down the Up Staircase

Tha5t pitch is precarious. Building codes: they do a body good.

Reflections

Looks like Jack Delano gave himself a cold shoulder.

Stairway to Heaven

From the looks of that treacherously steep stairway behind the young lady, they are making use of every inch of space in the house for seven kids.

Caught!

The person holding the lights can be seen in the mirror.

 
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