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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE CITY OF RUINS AND ROSES, c. 1930

Embraceable Ewe: 1936

Embraceable Ewe: 1936

May 1936. "Farmer of Franklin County, Kansas." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Right!

Titles, right, of course. You work your magic on both, to be sure...a veritable Titlesmith & Caption Craftsman.

(A.T. put it best..."keep up the great work you are doing!")

Your Entertaining Captions

I am a regular visitor to Shorpy and I must say some of your captions are quite entertaining and are almost as much fun to read as it is to view the photographs! Keep up the great work you are doing with this most entertaining, educational and fascinating blog.

[I think we are talking about the titles, not the captions. In any case, thank you! - Dave]

Caption GOLD!

That lamb probably IS smiling because your caption is HI-larious. Well done! Extra oats for you tonight.

Baaaad

If I didn't know better, I'd swear that lamb is smiling!

 
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