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I.G.A.: 1941

I.G.A.: 1941

August 1941. "General store in Hinesburg, Vermont." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


The Inevitable Car

Of course, there's a Subaru passing in the modern streetview image.

Hinesburg is an increasingly suburban area but still has quite a bit of working farmland for how close to Burlington it is.

Car IDs

1936 Ford; 1929 Essex

The Orthochromatic Blues

If it was orthochromatic film the blue sky would have been washed out.

IGA's were everywhere

I remember when IGA stores were in almost every little town. When I grew up in Loomis, Nebraska, the IGA was a block from our house and up until 1975 we made our weekly grocery trips there. You could get an after-school pop there. It closed in the early 90s.

Orthochromatic film?

The sign at the top, carefully lit with a half-dozen lights but without seeming to have any words or images could conceivably have been caused by blue paint on a white background, if it was photographed by orthochromatic film, which was still sometimes used at this time.

[There's another, simpler, explanation. - Dave]

Somewhat changed

The Dors of Perception

1936 Ford Fordor Touring Sedan. Yes, Ford spelled it Fordor & Tudor.

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