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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BRITISH COLUMBIA VACATION-LAND: 1950s

Framed: 1972

Framed: 1972

"Cornett family, Kentucky, 1972. Boy looking out from truck bed." The youngster seen earlier in "Chevy Men." Print from 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size.

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A perfect picture

The framing, depth of field and grain of this photo are simply perfect. I hope Mr. Gedney gave the boy's mother a copy!

Early Morning Mist

Having once spent a short time in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, this picture is reminiscent of a very early morning on the acreage when there was work to be done as the young boy looks like he was made to awake very early and help with harvesting or farm work with the rest of the family, as he appears tired and not too happy. The foggy atmosphere and damp dewiness of the background makes me feel as though I'm there. Can't you just feel the moistness which permeates the morning?

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