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Rara Avis: 1941

Rara Avis: 1941

December 1941. "San Juan, Puerto Rico. In a dress factory." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Winding the bobbin

I always wound a bunch of bobbins up ahead of time. Never thought to wind them as I sewed.

Puerto Rican sweatshop worker

It's Puerto Rico and a sweatshop, but I don't think our modista is Puerto Rican.

[She is, and I'm not sure why you might think otherwise. - Dave]

Nomenclatura Obscura

I generally get a chuckle out of the titles heren, but you nearly got me this time till I caught the feathers.

And furthermore

Rara Belleza!

OK ...

I see the feathers now.

Genetic engineering, 1941-style

We crossed a human with a pigeon, and got a Puerto Rican sweatshop worker.

I was puzzled by the headline

... until I zoomed in.

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