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Bring the Kids: 1938

Bring the Kids: 1938

November 1938. "Watching the state fair parade. Donaldsonville, Louisiana." View full size. Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.


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Kids at the fair

It's entirely possible that the kid with the hat has an animal up for judging later in the day. The 4H kids at the county fair still wear ties for that.

Fair Boys

I love that this is an FSA photograph. It provides a fascinating contrast to the usual series of poverty and toil.

I'm sitting at my desk at a government job right now and I'm still not as dressed up as the child on the right.


I have mental picture of old men 50 years from now walking around with baggy pants around their hips and their "Depends" sticking out around the waist. Maybe an elderly Michael Jordan will do the commercials.

The Sting

Looks like a young Robert Redford and Paul Newman plotting the next big score.

The Clothes Make the Man

I said it before and I'll say it again...old men don't dress like old men. They dress like they did when they were kids.

Fabulous pic!

Fab Fedora

Love the hat.

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