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Knotty and Nice: 1940

Knotty and Nice: 1940

November 1940. "Agricultural day laborer, wife and daughter in new home built by the FSA. Delmo labor homes project, New Madrid County, Missouri." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Daughter isn't happy but

Momma is a danged good housekeeper. Everything in that room; clothes, tablecloth, bed linen, is spotless. Even the lamp has been polished.

You'd be pouting, too

... if your parents let a stranger photograph you when your hair is still rolled in rags! Why not wait until your curls are set free?


Joanna Gaines would be pleased.

Bottom line

When as a child I produced a petulant pout, my parents and sister would sing-song: "We're going to town on Jenny's lip ..."

Looks like a relation

I've got a ton of family in that area and that gentleman would fit right in. If I didn't know better, I might believe you if you said he was my great grandpa.

If looks could kill

then a double homicide might be imminent.

No, Pa!

"I said I wasn't gonna smile, and I meant it!"

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