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Sick Kicks: 1940

Sick Kicks: 1940

July 1940. "Florida agricultural migrant with a group who had their own tent which they pitched outside the grading station at Belcross, North Carolina." Photo by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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This photo reminds of the historic photos that some people claim to show people using cell phones.

However, I looked it up and classic Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers date all the way back to the early 1920s. I imagine walking around in "basketball shoes" at this time was a rather daring and eye catching fashion choice though.

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