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Fais Do-Dudes: 1938

Fais Do-Dudes: 1938

October 1938. "Men's section at fais-do-do near Crowley, Louisiana. Note ticket taker." View full size. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

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Fais Do-Doers

Wow, Jorge! That site you link to shows a tiny version of another photo from this series. Same people are present, but the one girl doesn't have her head in her hands, and there's less "footsie" going on in the foreground. Neat!

Fais Do-Do

I was wondering about the name of these dances, since "fais do-do" is French slang for "go to sleep". There's a good summary here, along with the name for the guys' holding pen in the photo above: "une cage aux chiens."

http://www.cajunculture.com/Other/faisdodo.htm

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