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Suppertime: 1939

Suppertime: 1939

February 1939. "Corpus Christi, Texas. Wife of war veteran living in shantytown on Nueces Bay." The lady last seen here. Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Neatness counts

Flour everywhere except on her dress and hands.

Clothing

She's got a good dress for such an occasion.

Taking it all for granted

The next time I start complaining about something, I'll try to remember this family.

Criminy

What an awful and complete mess and what a horrible way to live. These folks would probably be considered "homeless" today and even have less than this hovel to live in.

Overdressed?

That is a really pretty dress, compared to the threadbare cabin interior.

[Like a lot of the ladies in these photos, she might have donned her Sunday best for Mr. Government Photographer, as well as for you and me. - Dave]

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