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The Belles of Ambridge: 1941

The Belles of Ambridge: 1941

January 1941. "Street scene in Ambridge, Pennsylvania." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Called Back

A timely reference to my favorite poet, Emily Dickinson, in her birthday week. I was privileged to pay my respects at the grave of the Belle of Amherst in early November. I hope that at least one or two of these lovely girls from Ambridge, Pennsylvania, read and appreciated the incredible Emily.

More than the American Bridge Company

Ambridge is known for more than the company for which it is named. Ambridge was the site of Old Economy Village, one of the homes of the Harmony Society, among the most successful religious communal groups of the nineteenth century. There, the Harmony Society awaited the second coming of the Messiah. The Society dissolved in 1905, but the Village has been preserved and is worth a visit.

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