Skating, vicinity of Brockton, Mass. (LOC)

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Delano, Jack,, photographer.

Skating, vicinity of Brockton, Mass.

1940 Dec.

1 slide : color.

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

Subjects:
Ice hockey.
Children.
United States--Massachusetts--Brockton

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 11671-1 (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.1a33865

Call Number: LC-USF35-17

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  1. donovanhouse 76 months ago | reply

    Yikes. That ice does not look very thick.

  2. sandiek 76 months ago | reply

    It doenst even look frozen in a couple spots. Brave kids...

  3. lindblooms 76 months ago | reply

    My father (who grew up in Brockton in the 40s) thinks that looks like Flaggs Pond - Forest Ave & Belmont St. Were Asiaf Ice Rink currently is.

  4. CathyC2 [deleted] 76 months ago | reply

    This looks like a pond in Rockland, near the Abington line (not far from Brockton). It borders Rt 123 (aka Market St in Rockland). Kids still play ice hockey there.

  5. Marcfoto 73 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Original Plymouth Colony, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. juan.pablo44 73 months ago | reply

    They had color photography in 1914?

  7. The Library of Congress 72 months ago | reply

    juan.pablo44: Actually, 1914 refers to the year when the photographer, Jack Delano, was born. The date of the photo appears on the third line down: "1940 Dec. " For more information about these color photographs by the Farm Security Administration, see: lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/fsacabt.html

  8. MysteryStevenson1 63 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Anti Gravity, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. Daniel Haskins 52 months ago | reply

    does anyone know the emulsion of this picture? Perhaps Kodachrome? does the LOC perhaps have any images that also include notes about the exposure settings used?

  10. onefamousdog 51 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called a new world, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  11. onefamousdog 51 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called soulful group, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  12. ViseMoD 51 months ago | reply

    The ice looks pretty thin!

  13. YeahDog 18 months ago | reply

    The absolute best part of winter. Sadly the prolonged hard freeze kind of disappeared in my home town in the 90s. Now the only safe places to skate tend to be park district rinks with coils under them, not lakes or flooded fields where hockey is allowed and skating is free.

  14. SongbirdsDontCry 18 months ago | reply

    This looks like an area we used to call the "Muck" on the north side of Brockton. I'll have to research further.

  15. haroldseifert 17 months ago | reply

    looks wonderful and fun!

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