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Straw Man: 1941

Straw Man: 1941

July 1941. "Loading hay into barn. Son of FSA borrower who moved from Nebraska drought area three years ago to Douglas County, Wisconsin." Photo by John Vachon. View full size.

 

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First day in his brand new overalls.

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I recall Eb dropping at least one bale of hay on Mr. Douglas’s head.

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