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We Remember Mama: 1940

We Remember Mama: 1940

September 1940. "Farm woman holding one of her children in submarginal area of Rumsey Hill, near Erin, New York." Happy Mother's Day from Shorpy! Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Love is all you need

Their two faces -- the woman's so careworn, old before her time, and the boy's so innocent, aware only of his need for his mother in that moment -- have pretty much broken my heart this evening. I hope against hope that mother and son had many happy, carefree times together in spite of their economic plight.

Mother's Day

The years have taken their toll on this hardworking mother, but there’s clearly nothing submarginal about the connection to her little fellow.

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