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Tuesday, 12 April 2011

John Vachon: Variations on a Theme (My Old Kentucky Home)


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Frankfort, Kentucky: photo by John Vachon, November 1940 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)

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Traveling salesman, Paris, Kentucky: photo by John Vachon, November 1940 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)

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Greek restaurant, Paris, Kentucky: photo by John Vachon, November 1940 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)

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Bedroom interior, Bardstown, Kentucky: photo by John Vachon, November 1940 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)



At the end a light was always illuminating

a window



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Farm girl, Nicholas County, Kentucky: photo by John Vachon, November 1940 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)



and someone was always at home

waiting



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Farmhouse, Nicholas County, Kentucky: photo by John Vachon, November 1940 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)

4 comments:

abadguide said...

Seafood in Kentucky, huh.

TC said...

A Greek restaurant by the seacoast in Paris... John Vachon's oblique humouresque angle on the American interior, always just a bit off-centre.

Ponsonby Britt said...

The photograph identified as Frankfort, can't be. None of the downtown streets had 700 blocks other than Wilkinson and Holmes. The 700 block of Wilkinson was residential and elevated due to the homes being built on Fort Hill. The 700 block of Holmes Street was open land in 1940 and never had a zero setback streetscape when developed.

TC said...

Perhaps not. Nor can Ponsonby Britt be you real name, chief. Cowards and liars and sock puppets everywhere, anymore. Even good ol' Kaintuck! What's the country coming to!