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The Lunch Crowd: 1941

The Lunch Crowd: 1941

July 1941. "Stockyard workers during lunch hour. Chicago, Illinois." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Young Mr. White Shirt is handsome!

Less scuffed shoes, no pants patches and drinking milk = I spot a newbie. Poor man on the far left embarrassingly has unzipped or torn pants.

Salad, please.

I might be wrong, but I suspect that a morning in the meat-packing plant would kill my appetite for meat.

Blessed contentment

“Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes.”
– The Results and Merits of Tobacco, 1844, Doctor Barnstein

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