More to explore:
July 1940. "Near Shawboro, North Carolina. Group of Florida migrants on their way to Cranberry, New Jersey, to pick potatoes." Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration.
Jack Delano, African-American migrant workers from Florida on their way to harvest potatoes in Cranbury, New Jersey, Shawboro, North Carolina, July 1940. Source: Library of Congress
1940's African American Swimsuit Babes. $4.75, via Etsy.
Dorothea Lange for the WPA via Old Chum on @Flickr
Dorothea Lange; one of my favorite photographers
Exquisite portrait, vernacular photographic studio
A portrait of two sweethearts, c.1940s. #vintage #couples #1940s
** Vintage Photo Booth Picture ** Squishy family love! c. 1940
She is just a little girl who looks like she has the wait of the world on her shoulders.
Colored boys playing on top of Coca Cola stand, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1938
Sisters in Skirts 1950’s [Donated by the Earl McCann Collection] ©WaheedPhotoArchive, 2011
1930's. What We may view now as poverty may have seemed a luxury at the time.
‘Chilly after a Swim’ ♥ 1940’s. really!?!? My hair definitely doesn't look that good after a swim
"My great-grandmother Nina West (right) and her sister at a beach near a naval base where my great-grandfather was stationed during WWII. – Sam C." - somebody's totally doing a jumpsuit for her spring collection!