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The Whitfields: 1939

The Whitfields: 1939

July 1939. "Tobacco sharecropper's house. White family. Rural rehabilitation clients. Whitfield family. Near Gordonton, North Carolina." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

 

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A roving eye

She's grown heavy from having four children and tries to keep her family and herself looking nice. He has a roving eye and considers himself quite a dandy. He holds his cigarette the way the guys in the movies do. He'll go away before long. Interesting that the brim of his hat echoes the roofline, wavy and worn.

Rural Rehabilitation

Interesting caption. But just what are rural rehabilitation clients? Sounds like a classification that a federal bureaucrat would come up with!

[Google books link - Dave]

Crops

Someone was asking about the crops grown here.

Gordonton is in Person Co., not too far from Granville Co.

Daddy's little girl

I bet he didn't spoil her (much).

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