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Fanny Parrott: 1941

Fanny Parrott: 1941

May 1941. "Mrs. Fanny Parrott, wife of former slave near Siloam, Greene County, Georgia." Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

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Stand Corrected

The zoom in on the calendar really helped.

Calendars indicate 1943

The insurance calendar appears to be dated 1943 and the Watkins calendar indicates January 1st is a Friday which is 1943.

[The insurance calendar is for February 1940. The Watkins calendar is from 1937. And on the left we have a 1941 almanac. - Dave]

Watkins products

I see she has a Watkins calendar. Watkins Products (seasonings and extracts, soaps and detergents, cough and cold remedies, liniment, etc.) were sold by traveling salesmen. I can remember the Watkins man stopping by my grandparents' house in East Texas, when I was spending summers there in the 1960s. Founded in 1868, Watkins is still around today.

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