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I Walk the Line: 1941

I Walk the Line: 1941

March 1941. "Sailor's wife living in trailer camp for construction workers near Navy yard. Portsmouth, Virginia." The lady last seen here. Photo by John Vachon. View full size.


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Snowing down South

The peek of her slip harks back to the days when ladies wore them any time they put on a dress or skirt. My mother, who will turn 83 tomorrow and is a sharp dresser, often struggles with her slip showing. We point it out and she laughs at herself along with us as she repairs to the powder room to hitch it up or whatever she does to bring its hem higher than that of her skirt. In other news, the pulled out fur of the cat and the cur is about to occur unless something happens to break the attention of either canine or feline or both. Mr. Vachon's shutterbug shadow is the coup de grâce for this fantastic photo.

Pup vs Kitty

The little drama going on behind her back adds to this one, as does Mr. Vachon's Hitchcock-like cameo.

Keeping a respectful distance

Sure looks like the hound has had a full dose of cat claws once or twice in it's life. It's taking no chances first thing in the morning.

View the eternal struggle

Love the dog and cat face off that was caught in the photo.

Drying clothes the old fashioned way

I can remember way back my mom hanging clothes out on a line like that. She continued to do that for a lot of stuff even after getting a dryer because she insisted the clothes smell better when dried out on a line.

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