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Going Places: 1938

Going Places: 1938

Summer 1938. At the bus station in Marion, Ohio. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

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Public Weight Scales

Those weight scales used to be common in downtown shopping districts. You put in your penny and out came a small cardboard with a picture of a movie star on one side and your "correct weight" and fortune printed on the other side. I still have some of them.

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