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Faro and Doris: 1940

Faro and Doris: 1940

October 1940. "Faro and Doris Caudill, homesteaders, Pie Town, New Mexico." Faro and Doris got divorced a couple years after this picture was taken; she ended up homesteading in Alaska. There is a book about her life called Pie Town Woman. Kodachrome by Russell Lee. View full size.

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She's wearing nail polish. I love the details like that.

My grandpa

Faro Caudill was my Grandpa and we have very few pictures of him when he was younger because he was 15 years older than my grandmother. Any ideas on where to find more pictures?


Yes, 1940. The Pie Town pictures were scanned from Kodachrome slides. 35mm Kodachrome film went on the market sometime around 1937.

October 1940?

Can this date really be correct? The picture seems too good for that time.

What a name!

Faro... you gotta love a guy named after a card game.

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