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Stella May: 1938

Stella May: 1938

November 1938. "Fortune teller, state fair, Donaldsonville, Louisiana." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Dear Heavens!

She truly has what some people used to call "a face made for radio."

Stella!!!

Wow -- I love these old photos! She's not very attractive, true, but she may have a been a really sweet woman. I've noticed that a lot of these older photos of women way back when are very stern and no-nonsense but that didn't always reflect their personalities. I'm thinking of some in my old family photo album who looked really mean but i remember them being the sweetest people.

Yikes.

George Washington lives!

When Stella smiles

she probably looks much much different. She does look like a tough lady though, that's for sure.

Your Enemies

I get the feeling Stella might have a clearer focus on enemies than friends or sweethearts.

Looks like....

Is that Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband in drag? Prince Von A-something?

Madam Stella

She looks pretty grim. I'm not sure I'd want to know the future she'd predict! That could be a cute hat on someone younger or more lively, though.

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