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The Yellow Bullet: 1940

The Yellow Bullet: 1940

June 1940. "Some of the younger Osceola migratory camp members who have come to the post office in Belle Glade, Florida, for their mail." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Humm --

The look of disapproval (?) from one the ladies passing by says it all.

Another view

There's a Shorpy watermark, but, I couldn't find it's its original posting. I'm guessing the kids drove out from Palm Beach to see how the other half lives.

[Don't guess -- read the caption! They are migrant laborers picking up their mail. - Dave]

Obviously by Marion Post Wolcott

Thanks to Shorpy, I've gotten pretty good at recognizing the work of Marion Post Wolcott. While I'm sharp enough to recognize a distinctive quality in her photos, I'm not sharp enough to explain what sets them apart. Perhaps someone else can explain.

Local Car

The 6 on the license plate indicates the car comes from Palm Beach County, which just so happens to be where Belle Glade is located. No letter after the county number indicates it's a passenger car weighing 2500-3499 pounds.

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