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Baby Doll: 1940

Baby Doll: 1940

September 1940. "Mountaineer with neighbor and her grandchildren on front porch of their home up Frozen Creek. Breathitt County, Kentucky." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Dydee Baby

That looks like an Effanbee Dydee Baby doll. I had one as kid.


The little girl will never be more protected in her entire life than she is in this photograph. Great picture of love and caring.

Bare feet and morning glories

I assume this was a situation of poverty and I'm not insensitive to that, but what a wonderful photo. The old woman's bare feet and the younger child's bare feet -- as well as the careworn face compared to the unlined baby face -- are compelling in the contrast of age and experience versus youth and innocence. The holes in the old man's soles (and the crown of his hat) dialog with the holes in the morning glory leaves. The tenderness that existed between these people is apparent at a glance. Looks like it was a beautiful day, too. Despite what may have been difficult circumstances, I hope it was a happy one for all four.

Morning Glory

I think that is a Morning Glory vine decorating that porch support. It would be a pleasant place to sit in the quiet of an early morning, with the blossoms fully out, listening to the birds, sipping coffee and watching the sun rise - after the chores were done.

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