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Extra-Lardge: 1938

Extra-Lardge: 1938

October 1938. "Farm wife. Burlington County, New Jersey." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Bless her heart

She looks just like my great Aunt Zazel. I bet she used that lard to make some delicious food, too. And you can tell by the way she's dressed that, despite her being overweight, she probably worked as hard as any man. Reminds me of Auntie Em in the Wizard of Oz handing out cornbread to the farmhands.

Cheap Shot

What a great photo of a kindly looking woman! Too bad you decided to take the low road in your presentation of this photograph.

[Maybe you're reading that wrong. - Dave]

Pig slop?

Despite the fact that the lady looks a lot like Farmer Hoggett’s wife in the movie Babe, l’m guessing this will be for the pigs.

Extra hard

I like the look on this person’s face. Despite the apparently harsh circumstances, and it can’t be easy carrying around all that extra weight, there is an engaging quality in her smile-grimace that lets us know she has a strong and positive spirit. (And, as usual, she’s probably 10 years younger than I think she is.)

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