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And Puppy-Dog Tails: 1938

And Puppy-Dog Tails: 1938

November 1938. "Migrant cotton picker's children who live in a tent in the government camp instead of along the highway or in a ditch bank. Shafter Camp, California." Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Like my brother's haircut

The boy on the right looks like my brother did, the time my dad decided to cut his hair, rather than let the base barber do it! I wonder if whoever cut this boy's hair just didn't want to have to do it again for a long time, or if maybe it was shaved because of a lice infestation. Cute boys, though, and I think they were a little too young to have had to go to war in the next seven years!

Shaved head

The boy on the right looks as if his head was shaved or clipped very very close. That's still a strategy for scalp infections and infestations. Looking at his head, there seem to be multicolored areas dotted about--scabs maybe, or maybe ringworm. Maybe head lice? Or maybe they just clipped him close to avoid frequent haircuts.

Happiness is. . .

An armful of puppies. Always was, always will be!

Breaks my heart

Even though these little fellers couldn't care less that their jeans are about three sizes too big and his belt is a size 34. They are just as happy as a kid that had everything. Things have changed a lot in my lifetime.

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