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Earth and Sky: 1938

Earth and Sky: 1938

Puerto Rico, January 1938. "Workers in a tobacco field. The straw shed in the background is a hurricane shelter." View full size. Medium-format safety negative by Edwin Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration.

 

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Beautiful, rich and textured picture. Note how the staff of the man's shovel aligns pleasingly with the vertical poles of the hut behind him. Lovely.

Earth and Sky

This is a beautiful picture and I love it so much, but imagine if it was a kodachrome?!!

Some "shelter."

This photo is breathtaking, but the "hurricane shelter" these poor fellas are offered is dubious, at best...

Engineering Analysis

Didn't the three little pigs prove conclusively that only a shelter made out of brick is the only material that will stand up to a big wind?

Huffing, Puffing

But this is just begging for a "Three Little Pigs" joke. One of them needs a hurricane shelter made of bricks ...

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