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Zinc, Ark.: 1935

Zinc, Ark.: 1935

October 1935. "Among the few remaining inhabitants of Zinc, Arkansas, deserted mining town." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn.

 

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73 years later, Zinc carries on

Per Wikipedia, the place still exists. It is home to 76 people and a KKK headquarters.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc,_Arkansas

Zinc

The guy in the middle, in profile, looks like Gregory Peck and Tommy Lee Jones all in one. Sad how these small old places vanished. Even the old dawg looks down.

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