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No Trespassing: 1939

No Trespassing: 1939

May 1939. "Grave. Kempton, West Virginia. The cemetery is on the top of a hill behind the town." Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Get in or get out

wally has asked a question that I myself often ask when I roam cemeteries: Is the fence/gate there to keep folks in, or out? Either way, that may be the loneliest, most isolated grave I have ever seen, and I have seen quite a few lonely, isolated graves.

Blair Witch

I thought the black cat was scary: tail kinked, forepaw raised, face in hissy mode. But this grave scene is terribly unsettling, out there in the country. The sharpened sticks also put me in mind of jungle mantraps, holes in the ground in the middle of trails. I’m afraid my nightmare shot of the year from Shorpy has no humans in it this year.

Photographer could not care less,

i think, if that was a fence or not. Just a beautiful abstract composition.

I wonder

Is that fence there to keep something out or to keep something in?

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