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The Andrews Family: 1941

The Andrews Family: 1941

January 1941. "The family of Peter V. Andrews, Portuguese. FSA clients. They run a small seven-acre vegetable farm near Falmouth, Massachusetts. Just got the first cow they ever had, of which they are very proud. Mr. Andrews works as a day laborer at a nearby Army camp." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Counting Calendars

In his wonderful book "Blue Highways," William Least Heat Moon wrote that he always looked for cafes and diners with the most calendars. Apparently the food in those establishments was always better than anywhere else. I'm counting three in this kitchen. And look at that clean oven. I'm thinking the food was really good here.

["The Last Supper" notwithstanding. - Dave]

Manuel Andrews of Christmas Tree fame

On the far right is the Manuel Andrews, who was featured previously in front of his Christmas tree:

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The family of Peter and Margaret Andrews included at least eight children. Pictured here are probably Manuel, the youngest son, Daniel, and daughter Elinor. Peter came from Cape Verde and Margaret from the Azores. Researching their history got me craving Portuguese Fried Dough, and then I realized today is Fat Tuesday, the perfect day for such sweets.

The rest of the story

Googling Peter V Andrews I stumbled on this 1940 census record, he is listed as negro? Then I found this fascinating article about Peter's grand-nephew.

Macro lens?

Excellent depth of field demonstrated.

Just Wondering --

How many folks have a picture of our current president hanging in their kitchen?

Double Indemnity

The kid looks like a young descendant of Edward G. Robinson. Or Barton Keyes.

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