Barker at the grounds at the Vermont state fair, Rutland (LOC)

Delano, Jack,, photographer.


Barker at the grounds 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-USF35-47



  • dou_ble_you 7y

    Carnival, wrestling bear, all alive... Life's canvas is the richest painting of them all.

    Fairground Attraction_1
  • bf53490 7y

    Another worthy photos for re-print and for people that love Tatoos or Carnival art this would be collectable.
  • trialsanderrors 7y

    Larger, cleaned-up version:

    Jack Delano: Sideshow barker at the state fair, Rutland, Vermont, 1941 by trialsanderrors
  • Lois Richter 6y

    This was a "Continuous" show. You paid your nickel and entered; when you'd seen all the acts, you left.
    The brown pelican has its own perch, so it certainly traveled with the show. I don't see any chain on the leg, so it was probably a pet bird rather than a captured bird.
  • satos 6y

    I so love carnivals!
  • Lú_ 6y

    This photograph is featured in the post Carnival of the Commons. Check out our list of Commons institution blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and more!

  • ashante robinson 5y

    rutland looks like many people would love. i would take my kids there.
    It's also cruel to pay to see people wrestle bears
  • da_upstart 4y

    Eliot needed a swig of Jack now and again to deal with all the freakin barking he had to do
  • National Media Museum 2y

    This photograph was selected as a favourite by one of our Curators for our blog.
  • Logan Zillmer 2y

    SO AWESOME!!! My favorite American aesthetic.
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