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All Aboard the School Truck: 1935

All Aboard the School Truck: 1935

October 1935. Red House, West Virginia. Youngsters on the way to school. 35mm negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


Great Composition

Another memorable work from the artist Shahn. His photos and paintings always have a strong emotional effect on me.

Looks Like

a still from a movie. The girl's pose and expression are like a dramatic moment plucked from a tense narrative. French New Wave meets FSA.

Can You Hear Me?

How funny. For a fleeting second I thought the girl had a cell phone.

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