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Texas Saturday Night: 1942

Texas Saturday Night: 1942

February 1942. Weslaco, Texas. Saturday night dance at the Farm Security Administration camp with music by the Drake family. View full size. Medium-format safety negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA.

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Wish I had a time machine

Oh, how I'd love to go to that dance!

Facial Expression

I wonder what the woman in the center is thinking? She appears to have on a wedding ring, but they are dancing like they aren't too close. She doesn't look unhappy, but she is clearly thinking about something!

[Maybe the next call in the square dance. - Dave]


Seems like the young man dancing with the polka dot girl is getting a bit "handsy."

[That's two girls dancing. - Dave]

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