Great Picture

This is an awesome photo.  I am a total sucker for depression-era southern photograph.


  1. Marcus:

    As an amateur photographer myself I have to say that Dorothea Lange was a fantastic photographer. I disagree with her politics but her photography was fantastic. Here's a link to one of the very first photographs she took:

    Awesome, isn't it?

  2. Anon:

    I can't put my finger on it, but something about that photo does not look genuine.

  3. Billy Beck:

    Anon: this might seem impertinent to your comment, but I don't think so; how old are you?

  4. jhc:

    Wow, what a flashback! My great-grandfather owned & ran a store just like that one -- with one of the same style of gasoline pump -- in southwestern Virginia.

    It was closed by the time I was old enough to remember seeing it, but the building and pump were still there.

  5. dave.s.:

    If you like that photo, Shorpy's will waste all the time you thought was spare: