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Earth Mother: 1940

Earth Mother: 1940

June 1940. "This woman and her daughter are helping their neighbors plant their tobacco field. The bonnet is homemade. On U.S. 15, about five miles northeast of Durham, North Carolina." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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I live in Durham, and regularly drive this stretch of Route 15 (which is also Route 85). Today there's not much tobacco being grown, but lots of pine trees and lots of single-family homes.

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