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Sunday Best: 1936

Sunday Best: 1936

July 1936. "Mississippi Delta. Negro woman carrying her shoes home from church." Last seen here. Photo by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

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Whether she's carrying the shoes for comfort or to conserve them, there's a lot of suffering written on this woman's face and, I suspect, much more in store for her. One wonders whether she still dares harbor any dreams.

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