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Carbon County: 1940

Carbon County: 1940

August 1940. Carbon County, Pennsylvania. "Street in Upper Mauch Chunk, a small historic coal mining town in the Lehigh Valley." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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