Dispatches from District 48
This is an awesome photo. I am a total sucker for depression-era southern photograph.
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?
I can't put my finger on it, but something about that photo does not look genuine.
Anon: this might seem impertinent to your comment, but I don't think so; how old are you?
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.
If you like that photo, Shorpy's will waste all the time you thought was spare: http://www.shorpy.com/