Sunday, May 3, 2009

Laughing Through Depression

This photo was taken in 1940--during the Depression (1935 to 1945) by photographer Jack Delano. The couple is Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Lyman, Polish tobacco farmers near Windsor Locks Connecticut.


  1. I love this photo! Thank you for sharing! I am reading a great book called "the worst hard time" about the dust bowl during the depression. It's weirdly not too much different than what we're going through (mainly the beginning before everything went tisk up).

  2. Great photo! I just love old photos. I once bought a very old photo album in a thrift store that had pictures and newspaper clippings of a little girl. I wondered who would just toss this away?

    I'm glad you're finding balance. Your meals sound really good too!!

  3. I love that as well.
    Have you read much Steinbeck? I love the book the grapes of wrath but there is not much "laughing through the depression" in there----interesting to see this photo against that literary backdrop.


  4. Maybe that's all one can do about a Depression. Laugh at it!

  5. Terrific photo! So great that they could laugh through some tough times.

  6. It calls up the Flannery O'Connor story of The Peacocks. I always get he titles confused. Is this one Good Country People? I don't think so. But I actually do


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