• Paper clip belt - rrsafety
  • The holes in the overalls, hand me downs? - Yubunug
  • Dirty hand - mk is Watoo
  • Intelligent faces - no f'ng Britney & 50c to listen to. Ever. - dmytro.shchurov
  • The Farm Security Admistration photographs are some of my favorites because they capture the real, raw America. The photographs feature ordinary Americans, dealing with every day life during the Great Depression. - Ginky (Southern Farmhouse)

Rural school children, San Augustine County, Texas (LOC)

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Vachon, John,, 1914-1975,, photographer.

Rural school children, San Augustine County, Texas

1943 April

1 transparency : color.

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

World War, 1939-1945
United States--Texas--San Augustine County

Format: Transparencies--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 12002-56 (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.1a35425

Call Number: LC-USW36-831

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  1. Lackluster photos [deleted] 95 months ago | reply

    WOW what a picture.

  2. BeverlyL 95 months ago | reply

    Yes... the paperclip belt was just something fun we did back then!!! Can't think of anything similar except maybe those people who walk around with chains hanging from their belts. Children didn't usually have their own money so buying a wearable 'fad' would not be possible. We made our own :)

  3. Photographs By Wade 88 months ago | reply

    Seeing these in color (and I'm a b&w shooter, mostly) really does make them seem contemporary. So much so, in fact, that I forget momentarily that if these boys are still alive today, and this photo was taken circa 1943, then these boys are close to seventy years old today, if not a bit older.

  4. rawart90 86 months ago | reply

    Yeh Wade I might have rubbed elbows with them; I lived in San Augustine off & on between 1973--1982. I remember when I was there in 1974 & my oldest was a baby, an elderly farmer came up to us on main street & caressing her said: "You sweet little sugar pudding!" I did hot roofing there that summer when it was over 100 degrees on many a day--roofing the school--working for Louis Runnels--a fine gentleman. ( the tar out of the kiln was 550 degrees & God knows how hot it was up there on the roof with that brutal Texas sun! I weighed 150--compared to my present 193! I was the most tanned @ any point before or since! )

  5. kentclark333 84 months ago | reply

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

  6. samschulz 84 months ago | reply

    wierd but very cool, the colors look like the photo was taken recent.

  7. Michi Varela 83 months ago | reply

    Absolutely magnificent. This picture is, to my eyes, a masterpiece.

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  10. onetalentdog 81 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!

  11. onetalentdog 81 months ago | reply

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

  12. Christine Rose.., 81 months ago | reply

    Brillaint, love the diversity of facial expression.

  13. nep75 81 months ago | reply

    So cute, all of them!

  14. patrickjoust 74 months ago | reply

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

  15. Jean-Michel Leclercq 64 months ago | reply

    Very nice shot..Congratulations ! ;)

  16. troijanskinhead 63 months ago | reply

    rich americans!

  17. cowgirls8 63 months ago | reply

    This could be of today rural schools, lol....out where i live

  18. jt_reills 55 months ago | reply

    Love this picture...Light and shadows are stellar!

  19. Norskejenta1 [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

    .Beautiful Children and then when they ate their lunch at noon, most likely all they had in the bottom of a clean Karo Syrup Pail was a Brown Sugar Sandwich. Great Photo of the Past.

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