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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Reading Room: 1936

Reading Room: 1936

December 1936. Untitled photograph taken in rural Iowa by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. 35mm nitrate negative. View full size.

 

The look on her face...

It's like that little girl can see us here in the future, but nobody is going to believe her, and she'll forget all about it when she grows up.

But it happened-she saw us here back in 1936!

 
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