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The Simple Life: 1939

The Simple Life: 1939

August 1939. Three of the four Arnold children outside their farmhouse at Michigan Hill. The oldest boy earned the money to buy his bicycle. Thurston County, western Washington. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

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Spats?

What are those chaps ( or spats) the big boy has on his shins? Bike guards?

[Puttees. - Dave]

Save Up

For just a few dollars more, he coulda got the model with brakes.

No match!!

during the great depression in my country 10 years ago, we sold our bike and ate the cat for dinner........am serious

This is us!

From the bike, cat, kids, bare feet on dirt and rustic looks - this could be my kids on our farm now, and since an even greater depression is looking likely . . . guess we'll already be ready! :-)

Fourth kid

Looks like the 4th kid is looking out the window!

Thanks for all the hard work. I love this blog

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