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Dusty Wheatfield: 1940

Dusty Wheatfield: 1940

October 1940. "Dust storm. Ramsey County, North Dakota." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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No place to hide

... except for the schoolhouse, seen again a few photos later.

Loneliness

Minus the dust storm, this is quite the poetically lonely scene - very evocative.

And "Dusty Wheatfield" would be a good name for a country singer.

Spooky and beautiful

The flatness as far as the eye can see, the small white church in the distance, the dust cloud that looks like Judgment Day coming to pass ... gorgeous.

[Actually it's a schoolhouse. - Dave]

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