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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

The Reading Tree: 1939

The Reading Tree: 1939

July 1939. "Negro tenant farmer reading paper on a hot Saturday afternoon. Note vegetable garden across footpath. Chatham County, North Carolina." Photograph by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Chair

Haven't seen a chair like that in years. You used to see them at nearly every house out in the country. They were fairly easy to knock together from scrap wood.

[It's called an Adirondack chair. - Dave]

 
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