Eyes of the Great Depression 019

Eyes of the Great Depression 019
Mr. Whitfield, tobacco sharecropper, with baby on front porch. North Carolina, Person County

Eyes of the Great Depression 019

1939 July.

Photographer: Dorothea Lange

Part of: Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA

hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8e07212

hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8b38518


Eyes of the Great Depression 019 – March 19, 2009, exit78.com

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  • Michelle Gartner Mar 23, 2009

    Oh I like this one a lot- the baby looks so fresh and out of place in this picture.

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  • teeni Mar 24, 2009

    Michelle is right. I also like all the texture in this photo, though. Even the screen door almost looks like there is a secret image hidden in there.

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  • Mike Mar 27, 2009

    Michelle – I hadn't noticed, but, yes, the baby does seem to be out of place.

    Teeni – I went back and looked at a larger version of the image and it looks like part of the "secret image" on the screen door is scratches and a flaw on the picture or on the negative, almost like an inadvertent watermark. Similar flaws can be seen on the rest of the image, too.

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