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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

South Side Deli: 1941

South Side Deli: 1941

April 1941. "People sitting on front porch in Negro section of Chicago." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

J'Adore!

I adore the conspiratorial look on the man at the far left's face, the guy in the lightest colored hat. Charming how we can see the items for sale stacked up simply...! No neon signs here!

That would make a wonderful print.

Top marks to Russell Lee here - an expertly captured photograph.

 
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