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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE MIAMI: c. 1960s

Fully Involved: 1939

Fully Involved: 1939

January 1939. "Lake Harbor, Florida. Negro agricultural laborers watching one of their houses burn to the ground. All they have left is piled on the ground." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Indefinitely Suspended

On my third time back to this breathtakingly dramatic image, I am left wondering what was the purpose of the pieces of wood hanging from the roof of next cabin?

[Those are metal gutters for filling the cisterns below. - Dave]

Like a house on fire

This image has been haunting me for the last two days. I’m fortunate that I do not live in an era or place where houses burn down like that with any frequency. I don’t mean to sound overly dramatic, but the house thoroughly consumed by flame has an apocalyptic look to it.

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