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Shave and a Shower: 1940

Shave and a Shower: 1940

June 1940. "Barber shop at gold mining community of Mogollon, New Mexico." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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I always wondered where the handsome devil from this post got to. He seems to have wandered out of the Dorothea Lange photo and into a Russell Lee photo.

I've been there

Mogollon is a quaint little town, difficult to reach but worth the drive. There aren't but about 10 people who actually live there any longer - most of the buildings are falling down, and there really isn't much to see there any more.

NICE photo. Please post more pictures from New Mexico and as many Russell Lee and Dorothea Lange photos as you can find.

Dusty road

This town must be the very definition of rural. According to Google Maps it takes almost 5 hours from Truth or Consequences airport, just off I-25, via state roads 52 / 57 / 59 & 159 to Mogollon, and even the "streetview" car has been there only once in 2008.

This building sports the fake stone-like facade , too, but the Bath & Beyond shown above is probably long gone.

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