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Mom-and-Pop: 1939

Mom-and-Pop: 1939

September 1939. "Popcorn stand. Grundy Center, Iowa." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Ordinary kids

with suits and ties. Haven't seen that in along time.

Roasted Peanuts

Those two boys are well dressed for the time. Also, is that a peanut roaster next to the man? It doesn't look like popcorn and I can remember something like that which was used for roasting peanuts.

It's Dagwood!

Really a startling resemblance.

[Delighted that he's in Grundy. - Dave]

Those baby chicks will grow

if they don't plant them to deep. When I started in the Post office farmers used to get chicks and peeps delivered in the mail. We used to tell the farmers that when they came in to get the peeps. Mostly got dirty looks. Peeps were glad to go the farm. They were thirsty.

"With the brown stains on the bag"

Indicating freshness. (Lifted from Garrison Keillor)

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