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Easter Parade: 1942

Easter Parade: 1942

January 1942. "Sonoma County, California. Eggs. (Poultry raising exclusively for egg production on a scientific basis)." Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.


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Magic realism

I was today years old when my consciousness was raised, thanks to Lectrogeek68, to the artist George Tooker. I am ashamed to say I had never heard of him but thrilled to admit that I could study his pictures for hours. In fact I may do that, just because I can. Magic realism ... now there's a concept I can both comprehend and wholeheartedly endorse.

Odd sound

Whenever someone says "egg" nobody says; "What?"

Egg candling

During production, eggs usually are candled to check their quality.
Once the chickens are born they need to be "sexed", in order to separate the pullets from the cockerels. In 1947 in the Netherlands there had been opened a "sex school" in Barneveld where "certificated sexers".were educated. Nowadays there even are e-books about "How to Become a Chick Sexer."

Today I found out on Shorpy's

How eggs were stored, transported and sold before they came up with those paper pulp egg boxes and egg trays.

And the funny thing is we may be kinda headed back that way.

Except these days they may be single peice origami style inlays.

George Tooker

If the eggs were people.

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