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Cozy Corner: 1941

Cozy Corner: 1941

September 1941. "Living room of farm family, members of Boundary Farms FSA project." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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As if

The prints on the wall were shrinking so fast and about to disappear, sofa is getting larger and larger in that corner.


Some maple stain and their home would look like the 1970s.

Safely Guarded

I found the artwork on the wall, is called "Safely Guarded" by J Adams.

Safely guarded

Idyllic moment, I can "sense" the love permeating the room. Title equally applies to the print of a collie dog guarding the sheep.

She of the Swiss Dot Priscillas

This young mother is a meticulous housekeeper, obviously invested in making her humble home attractive for its occupants. I can only imagine how many times she had to straighten and adjust those towels and the blanket which protected the furniture. Her little pictures on the plywood walls are so poignant. She wanted beauty around her.

We're not in Oz anymore

and the young lady seems to have taken Dorothy's ruby slippers.

Bigger artwork would be nice

I recognize the curtains, table, and plant on the table from the previously posted photograph titled Air Chief: 1941, which Dave stated is related to a subsequent photo Planters' Porch: 1941. To me this woman looks too young to be the mother and wife of the men on the porch. But whoever is the homemaker, they keep an admirably tidy house.

[She could certainly be the younger farmer's wife. - Dave]

Sofa so good

It certainly looks like a Pendleton blanket covering that couch. I have two (the oldest dated 1930). They wear forever. This couch is quite attractive.


I like the collie print on the wall. Is it some famous piece of art?

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