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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE ALASKA, c. 1920s

Where the Sidewalk Ends: 1941

Where the Sidewalk Ends: 1941

January 17, 1941. "On a foggy night in New Bedford, Massachusetts." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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DELANO NOIR - Forget about the assignment for the F.S.A.

Let's face it, many of the best Photographers that Roosevelt kept alive during the great depression took photos that "Shorpy" has blessed us with which don't seem very much of interest to "farm security". They were just there at a visually magical moment and couldn't resist. This is a stand apart FANTASTIC work of pure art thanks David - - -

Typical Delano

That is, SUPERB! Reminds me of the Sleeping Locomotives photo (a masterpiece!)

Muffled blanket

Dashiell Hammett: eat your heart out.

Thick fog covered the city like aunt Mabel's pea soup. I could just make out the dame up ahead, lurking under the washy light of a street lamp leaning like the thousand drunks it had supported. Was she the spy? I knew I'd find out soon enough. Her dress was blue. The Germans wore gray ...

Talent

Jack Delano was so talented!

KFC and ugly apt building

514 County Street at Kempton

On this site now stands -- a KFC and its parking lot. The old houses are gone, replaced by an ugly ugly apartment building.

Streetview if you dare -- I found the address in a 1919 New Bedford Guide:

https://archive.org/details/newbedforddirect1919wagr/page/1168

Noir

Better buy your popcorn quickly and get back in your seat. The murder is about to take place.

Spooky picture

If there was only a human figure walking down the sidewalk. The chill factor would be sky high.

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