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The Levee Was Dry: 1942

The Levee Was Dry: 1942

January 1942. "Memphis, Tennessee. Mississippi River levee." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Drove the Buick --

to the levee -- no, that's not it. Drove the Desoto to the levee -- no that doesn't work either. It's on the tip of my tongue. Man this songwriting is hard!

There's still a Chevy by the Levee, today.

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