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American Gothic: 1935

American Gothic: 1935

October 1935. "Rural rehabilitation clients. Boone County, Arkansas." 35mm negative by Ben Shahn for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.


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Old Before Her Time

The lady's bangs are graying. She has probably never saw running water in a house or a washing machine or a vacuum sweeper. Chances are good she never sat in a bathtub, only in a No.2 galvanized metal tub that was filled with water hauled up from the creek.

Touching Portrait

This is a really touching portrait. They are looking directly at the camera. This is who we are. God bless 'em, I hope everything turned out ok.

The Old Math

One and one makes three!

Between the Lines

She: I am so mad at him! I told him to bring home some hay for the cow

He: I think I'll go fishing

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