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Dead Serious: 1939

Dead Serious: 1939

July 1939. "Oklahoma City. Boy living in May Avenue camp with homemade ax." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Tent city of Dust Bowl folks making do

This site has multiple photos and stories from the May Ave camp

http://daysgoneby.me/oklahoma-city/

Here is a slide presentation
https://slideplayer.com/slide/8545701/
Heartbreaking. These folks were once farmers who owned their land making do as best they can. One cannot help be impressed with the dignity of the subjects in all respects in the face of such indignity.

Home-made haircut

When every nickel counted and your chores include chopping firewood for cooking you don't go to a tonsorial parlor.

I don't know, but I'll ax him

Thank you for this wonderful cross between "The Shining" and "Children of the Corn". Happy Halloween to the webmaster too.

The reckoning

He's going after the person who gave him that haircut.

Happy Halloween

Reading the caption at first I thought it said "Homicide Ax." My bad!

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