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Belle of the Beans: 1941

Belle of the Beans: 1941

August 1941. "Bean picker. Shawano County, Wisconsin." Our Lady of Legumes. Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Quoting Tom Waits

Nothing wrong with her a Hundred Dollars won't fix.

Who'd have guessed?

Who would have guessed hat bean picker kids would be such a pulchritudinous bunch. The previous bean picker girl was cute as a button, this one is very pretty too. Of course young Mr. Vachon was filtering for it.

Straight to the top

Of the Pretty Girls Gallery for you, young lady.

Some day ...

Her feet are in the fields, but where are her mind and heart?

Maud Muller, personified

Beneath her torn hat glowed the wealth
Of simple beauty and rustic health.
... And sweet Maud Muller's hazel eyes
Looked out in their innocent surprise.

—John Greenleaf Whittier, "Maud Muller"

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