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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAINIER NATIONAL PARK: c. 1920s

Red Hot Chili Peppers: 1938

Red Hot Chili Peppers: 1938

October 1938. Musicians playing accordion and washboard in front of a store near New Iberia, Louisiana, the home of Tabasco pepper sauce. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

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On CD

This image, annoyed diner included, is the cover art for a Folkways compilation. But I don't think these two are actually on there.

Tabasco

Anyone touring Louisiana today has to visit Avery Island and the Tabasco factory. Great

Rockwell

The faces in the window remind me of a Norman Rockwell painting.

Thanks for these great old pictures --- I can't wait to see what's new each day!!

Socks

another example of socks being rolled over. A time period thing?

Classy

The man in the middle is so sharply dressed. I wish people still dressed like that today.

Distractions

Tried to show my wife how remarkable was the photography and the reproduction on the site (the faces in the window), but she couldn't take her eyes off the washboard player: " Oh my, what a good-looking young man!"

Musicians

Lee was understandably keen about these guys, as there are several pictures of them in his archive. I've got one from the L. of C. framed, a flash shot of the two in the back seat of a car. The accordion player has a cigarette in his mouth and his eyes are closed.

An Honor to Dr. King !

The faces in the window.....Dave...you are good. Like going to a art show, daily. Thanks .....

[Aw shucks again! - Dave]

Hear, hear!

I'm hooked! What a great site!

[Aw shucks. Thanks! - The Management]

Just a word of thanks

Just to thank the managers of this website for the excellent work they are doing. It's one excellent photo after other

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