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Delta Thresher: 1940

Delta Thresher: 1940

June 1940. "La Delta Project. Driver of combine threshing oats. Thomastown, Louisiana." Acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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I love Marion Post Wolcott's work, as well as that of the other FSA photographers. This piece is particularly fine, with its heroic treatment of an ostensibly prosaic subject. John Vachon's stockyard workers on lunch break was another striking example of especially memorable imagery.

With its daily presentation of so much exemplary work, I would be more than a little surprised were Shorpy not assigned viewing in certain pedagogic realms.

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