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Field Trip: 1942

Field Trip: 1942

      Two of some 300 West Virginians recruited by the Farm Security Administration to travel to Upstate New York for the fall harvest of peaches, apples, tomatoes and other crops, part of a "Food for Victory" campaign occasioned by the wartime manpower shortage.

September 1942. "High school boys and girls going by special train from Richwood, West Virginia, to upper New York state to help bring in the harvest." Photo by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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If that dimple were any deeper, he could use that chin for a coin purse.

Back in the day-

when the old coaches went clickedy-clack, clickedy-clack.

Should photo be:

Feel Trip: 1942

Or, maybe if I play dead

He'll get up and leave.

Head start

It looks like our boy has already gotten one tomato.

Woo Woo

Maybe if I act nonchalant, she won't notice my hand on her knee.

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