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Rolling in Dough: 1940

Rolling in Dough: 1940

Spring 1940. "Bank and flour mill elevators in Mount Airy, Maryland." Medium format acetate negative by Edwin Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Nice Looking Ford

Nice shiny 1939 Ford Deluxe on the left. Looks like it could be a Tudor with aftermarket bumper guards. It's interesting how often the '39 & '40 Fords show up in wartime and immediate postwar photos.

I'm sure I'm not the first to look it up

... but the building is still there, unused (at least as a bank) since 2001. More here:

https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=98469

I wonder where the lady came from and where she is going.

Maybe she is headed to that building. Maybe she is going around the corner. Maybe she just got out of one of those cars. Maybe she came from the bank. I love shots like these with people going about their daily lives. I can almost place myself on that street and hear the sounds, and smell the smells.

Still there:

Solid as a rock.

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