• the older girls have white cuffs on their sleeves - Alex Cheek
  • The girls' dresses look like feedsack fabric or the mother got a deal on it so she made three from the same bolt. - lsmucker2002
  • same barrettes for the two older girls as well as their own feedsack print dresses. - carbonated
  • assumably the girl to the right has a little blue tie at the collar, and I bet the girl to the left has a white-trimmed keyhole buttoned opening in the back. - carbonated
  • homemade dresses from the same bolt of cloth. The blue in the girl's dresses matches the blue of the toddler's dress. Thrifty use of fabric. - marysz
  • My mom used to make all her kids shirts from the same fabric so we would be easy to find in the crowd. Maybe the same for these kids. - Ideaholic
  • Wish I could buy shoes like these today! - jones1313y
  • we mustn't overlook the boys hand knit sweater. - MaryJaneM
  • We should bring hats back! I love this style. - groboski
  • My Mom used to make outfits out of floursacks for my older siblings. I've never heard of feedsacks. - stardust11003

At the Vermont state fair, Rutland (LOC)

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Delano, Jack,, photographer.

At the Vermont state fair, Rutland

1941 Sept.

1 slide : color.

Notes:
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Subjects:
Vermont State Fair--(1941 :--Rutland, Vt.)
Fairs
Children
United States--Vermont--Rutland

Format: Slides--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 11671-3 (DLC) 93845501

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a33924

Call Number: LC-USF35-54

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  1. BreS526 66 months ago | reply

    So cool yet so strange to see these in color...it gave me chills.

  2. BradKellyPhoto 64 months ago | reply

    The kids in this photograph would be in their 70's right now.

  3. Abi me leib [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

    I can tell you this! Vermonters no longer have such large families, It would have been nice to have seen so much light and so many children have this much fun in colorful setting when I lived there. The average age there is @55 in most villiages

  4. sepanta1104 63 months ago | reply

    beautiful !!!

  5. Fatima Teresa 63 months ago | reply

    las foto de separada esta lindicimas me gusta mucho

    fatima teresa

  6. ✈ {felicia.renee} ✈ 59 months ago | reply

    putting these photos in colors makes them even more real, like it could have been today!

  7. Tony Auth 59 months ago | reply

    this shot reminds me of the cult thing that happened last year

  8. odile-odette 52 months ago | reply

    Their matching dresses remind me of The Sound of Music curtain outfits!

  9. ~ Ziora ~♥ ~(computer issues) 50 months ago | reply

    "The Sound of Music curtain outfits!" LOL exactly !!!

  10. hyakoukoune 50 months ago | reply

    ahah, great photo

  11. aumanj 44 months ago | reply

    I'm reminded of the scene from the movie from 'O Brother, Where art thou?' Where George Clooney's 'kids' are all dressed alike and they are all girls. My mom knitted and made my clothes in the early-mid 70s still. It was still common for Mom's to make their kid's clothes even up till the 70s until mass marketing of everything in the 80s came along. Along with Fast food and obsesity and hormones in all our food products...ughhhh!

  12. sunshine1466 44 months ago | reply

    Even looking at these precious photos of someone else's family make's you realize how valuable they are!! Life goes by very fast!!! Please don't throw family albums away!!! If you do not want them give them to a relative that does!!! Document in them who these people are. They are neither rich or famous but are "America"!!!! Bless them!!

  13. UncommonGrace 32 months ago | reply

    Six girls and a boy!

    And I agree with sunshine1466 -- we were just given a box of photos from my mom's aunt's house. They date from about 1910-1980. Some are of relatives we don't know. But they are treasured. You can never have too many photos of your ancestors' lives.

  14. abriwin 30 months ago | reply

    I guess the boy has to be lucky that his mum didn't make him a pair of shorts from the same material, I guess he could have put up with a shirt in that colour.
    The little boots on the baby might have been hand me downs from the boy having said that it could be a boy wearing one of the girls hand me downs?

  15. stardust11003 27 months ago | reply

    Could be floursack dresses. My Mom used to make my older siblings clothes out of floursacks.

  16. Éothain 26 months ago | reply

    Great pics!

  17. michi_ka 24 months ago | reply

    how do these photos have better quality than the 1960s?

  18. abriwin 24 months ago | reply


    Probably taken on glass plates, the image is described as being a slide. Slides were fairly large format (at least 2 1/4" square from memory possibly even larger I am sure someone out there can correct me) and the grain as such minimal. it would take a professional level digital camera today to reach the same level of resolution as those old slides.

  19. Kristi (LOC P&P) 24 months ago | reply

    They are amazing photographs, and this is definitely a favorite! The original images are color transparencies (film, not glass), ranging in size from 35 mm Kodachrome slides to 4 x 5 inch transparencies. Kodachrome in particular has extremely good longevity when stored properly, and this collection of film has been in good storage conditions most of its life. You can read a bit more about the collection as a whole from the collection homepage. Check out the links on the left of that page for more.

  20. Monado 15 months ago | reply

    Ah, yes! Life before birth control.

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