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Shooting the Breeze: 1938

Shooting the Breeze: 1938

May 1938. Bench warmers at the cooperative store in Irwinville Farms, Georgia. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. We met two of these characters in earlier posts.

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Are you British?

"Dungaree" can just mean jeans in the US; these guys are wearing a version of overalls. I understand in the UK overalls=dungarees.

Times Never Change !

Good stuff Dave.


Why don't people wear Dungarees anymore?

Country folks-gotta love 'em

Good salt of the earth honest people trying to prosper in difficult times....I remember when you felt especially important to be able to sit with the "grown-ups" and listen in, but you had to keep your trap shut and your ears open in order to do so.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | 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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