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Precipittation: 1941

Precipittation: 1941

June 1941. "Rain. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Deutschtown downpour

Longtime Shorpyites may recognize this downpour, and this neighborhood, from a previous post. Pittsburghers identified that spot as the corner of Madison and Lockhart in the Deutschtown neighborhood across the Allegheny north from downtown, currently occupied by the massive Interstate 279-579 interchange and accompanying ramps and exits. Thankfully, blocks of Deutschtown west of the interchange were designated as a historic district before too many dwellings were lost. Indeed, the brick building in this photograph bears some resemblance to a pre-restoration version of 610 Lockhart.

As dark, gloomy,

dull, blustery this photo is, there would be no significant difference if it was a colour photo, in fact, it may well be.


Clever shot. It appears that JV was in a building across the street, keeping his powder dry while angling for an interesting composition. The lady peeking through the pelting rain seems to be smiling her encouragement as a mini Pittsburgher expresses her curiosity from an upper window.

Orthography alert

I thought there were 4 T's in precipittation.

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