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Omar Boy: 1935

Omar Boy: 1935

October 1935. "Coal miner's child." Omar, West Virginia. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative. Photograph by Ben Shahn, Farm Security Administration.

 

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Haunting

This picture is so haunting, it really surprises me that no one else has commented on it. The haircut begs for analysis..... clearly the result of a one time buzzcut.... was for lice? or other critters of that ilk?

It would be amazing to learn more about this young man.

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