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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Nutbrowns Groceteria: 1939

Nutbrowns Groceteria: 1939

February 1939. Calipatria, Imperial Valley, California. "Idle pea pickers discuss prospects for work." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

 

The Groceteria

OMG!! I got a Coke in there when I was a little kid! My parents had everything they owned piled in (and on) an old Hupmobile. When we crossed the line into California, my father stopped the car and my parents and my older brothers got out and kissed the ground.

[Amazing! Click below to enlarge. - Dave]

Nutbrowns Groceteria

The coupe at the extreme left is sporting whitewall tires, so at least someone had a little discretionary income to use on a luxury. I like to think that vehicle is red. Colorizing is looked down upon, but it would be great if there is a way of analyzing b/w prints to make a swag (sophisticated wild-a#$-guess) at such details.

52 Miles to Mecca

I love that sign....

 
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