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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FIGHT DISEASE WITH CLEANLINESS: 1936

Gone Fishin'

Gone Fishin'

June 1940. Cajun boys fishing in the bayou near Schriever, Louisiana, not far from the Terrebonne Parish School. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Marion Post Wolcott, Farm Security Administration.

 

Gone Fishin'

This is just a beautifully rendered photograph, I thought it was an illustration at first. This could easily be a painting, the composition and coloring is breathtaking.

Me too

That was the first thought I had, Tom and Huck....amazing how his writings are remembered and loved after all this time.

DSS

Even though it's not the Mississippi....

I'll second the Tom Sawyer reference! The photo is a perfect illustration of Tom and Huckleberry Finn. Twain's universal boyhood themes are still relevant today. Too bad that some school boards have actually banned "Huckleberry Finn", one of the first books to explore the evils of racism...because some of its words were "racist" and allgedly make some students "uncomfortable"

I guess

I guess they just finished painting a white fence?

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