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Five o'Clock Shadows: 1939

Five o'Clock Shadows: 1939

April 1939. "Miami Beach home of former Gillette Razor Blade Company president." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Gerard Lambert

He was the son of the founder of Listerine, but worked hard to make a name for himself. Princeton Magazine has a great article about him.

Sharp looking house!

Bet a lot of cutting edge technology went into the construction.

FSA subject matter?

What was Wolcott trying to tell us with this photo?

The FSA was created to assist poverty-stricken farmers and its photographers were tasked to document the lives of those who endured an impoverished rural lifestyle.

Neither Miami Beach nor its residents would seem to qualify as subject matter.

[The mandate of the FSA photography project, as distinct from the Farm Security Administration itself, evolved after the Dust Bowl years to include the documentation of American life in general, as well as Resettlement Administration activities. Three years after this, it became the Office of War Information photography project. - Dave]

Those Palm Trees

Need a shave and a haircut. For two cents I would give them one.

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