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Porch Swinger: 1941

Porch Swinger: 1941

March 1941. "Front porch of rooming house. Portsmouth, Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Cinematic

Looks almost like a movie still.

Dig Your Own

Up close, personal

Viewed closer, this photo almost speaks. I want to know more.

Red Cross

What is the significance of a Red Cross symbol in the window of a rooming house? Medical care available inside?

Call a spade a spade

Not gonna lie: I'm deeply impressed with the lady's collar pin. (I wanted to say I dig it but Karaboo was too quick on the draw.) Props to her for being original and witty. Cute outfit too.

[Swing dude is another colorful accessory. - Dave]

Sweater Girls

During the 1940s, young women were crazy about sweaters -- the reasoning for which the irrepressible Bob Hope claimed was a mystery he'd like to unravel.

I really dig

the pin at her collar.

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