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    October 1938. "Specialty number of orchestra at the National Rice Festival. Crowley, Louisiana." Medium format negative by Russell Lee.

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October 1938. "Mother and children with popcorn, National Rice Festival, Crowley, Louisiana."

October 1938. "Cajun girl at National Rice Festival. Crowley, Louisiana." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

October 1938. "Spectators at National Rice Festival parade in Crowley, Louisiana." 35mm negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration.

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October 1938. Mother and children with popcorn, National Rice Festival, Crowley, Louisiana.

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