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Ripe Two Mottoes: 1941

Ripe Two Mottoes: 1941

April 1941. "Candy stand run by Negro, Southside Chicago." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Seems secure.

This might be my favorite picture. A small businessman making a living on the sidewalk. Do you think he leaves the candy in the shack when he closes up at night? Or does he have a wagon to haul it all home? I know he has the store chained to the light pole, so no one can just pick it up and take it away.

Somebody was a gardener

As well as the flower boxes in front of the stand, and the painted box at the foot of the stairs, it looks like a terraced box goes all the way up parallel to the railing.

I'd like to see a picture from May when the blooms are out.

Subject and Predicate Choice

A thing of beauty is no place like home.

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