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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE ALASKA, c. 1920s

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.

 

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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.

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A thing of beauty is no place like home.

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