At the Vermont state fair, Rutland (LOC)

Delano, Jack,, photographer.


At the Vermont state fair, Rutland


1941 Sept.


1 slide : color.



Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.

Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.



Vermont State Fair--(1941 :--Rutland, Vt.)



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,


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


Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):


Call Number: LC-USF35-54



  • BreS526 7y

    So cool yet so strange to see these in gave me chills.
  • BradKellyPhoto PRO 7y

    The kids in this photograph would be in their 70's right now.
  • Abi me leib 6y

    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
  • ZoZo Z. 6y

    beautiful !!!
  • Fatima Deniz 6y

    las foto de separada esta lindicimas me gusta mucho

    fatima teresa
  • ✈ {felicia.renee} ✈ 6y

    putting these photos in colors makes them even more real, like it could have been today!
  • Tony Auth 6y

    this shot reminds me of the cult thing that happened last year
  • odile-odette 6y

    Their matching dresses remind me of The Sound of Music curtain outfits!
  • ~ Ziora ~♥ ~(computer issues) 5y

    "The Sound of Music curtain outfits!" LOL exactly !!!
  • Hyaku Taro 5y

    ahah, great photo
  • aumanj 5y

    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!
  • sunshine1466 5y

    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!!
  • grace PRO 4y

    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.
  • abriwin 4y

    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?
  • stardust11003 3y

    Could be floursack dresses. My Mom used to make my older siblings clothes out of floursacks.
  • Éothain 3y

    Great pics!
  • michi_ka 3y

    how do these photos have better quality than the 1960s?
  • abriwin 3y

    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.
  • Kristi (LOC P&P) 3y

    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.
  • Monado 3y

    Ah, yes! Life before birth control.
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