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Colorized Great Depression Era Photographs

Some of them looked like they could have been taken yesterday.
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I have to say it. Doesn't the girl just to the right of the father look like Napolean Dynamite.
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Very cool. This one was taken at the proviso Yard, which I've driven past many a time; it's eerie to see someone that worked there 70 years ago:

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Saying grace before the barbecue dinner at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair, 1940


Getting ready to serve the barbecue dinner at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair, 1940


Homesteader and his children eating barbecue at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair, 1940 Oct.


Garden adjacent to the dugout home of homesteader Jack Whinery, in Pie Town, New Mexico, September 1940


School children singing. Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940.


The Faro Caudill family eating dinner in their dugout. Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940


Jim Norris & Wife, homesteader, Pie Town, New Mexico (October 1940)


Harvesting corn, Pie Town, New Mexico (October 1940)


Rodeo at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair (October 1940)


Tying a ribbon on a calf's tail was one of the feature attractions at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair rodeo. 1940


Distributing surplus commodities, St. Johns, Arizona (October 1940)

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School children singing. Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940.


Notice how thin the school children are.
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None of them anywhere near starving - even the ones without shoes. About as healthy looking as one would want their children to be...

I was skinnier than half these kids & was a bottomless pit at the dinner table. Still am & right where I should be weight-wise. It's because children were very active throughout the day. Now days, they aren't - even when they participate in sports at school, when they go home they aren't anywhere near as active. Even growing up in the 60's most of my friends mothers & mine run us out of the house for as long as there was daylight. Today, some kids wouldn't actually see get much sunshine on em - aside from what comes through the window - unless ya forced them.


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Now days your going to see alot more kids that are actually overweight - and because they are so inactive for most of their childhoods some folks seem to think larger kids is 'normal'.


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Note the absence of "American Cheeeeeeese" smile. Some people go as far as to infer "cultural traits" from its absence or presence, but in fact it's quite recent trend by historical measure.
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Notice how thin the school children are.
and tan. Love the shoes, some of them are blacker than those wearing shoes. Great series of photos.
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I was skinnier than half these kids & was a bottomless pit at the dinner table. Still am & right where I should be weight-wise. It's because children were very active throughout the day. Now days, they aren't - even when they participate in sports at school, when they go home they aren't anywhere near as active. Even growing up in the 60's most of my friends mothers & mine run us out of the house for as long as there was daylight. Today, some kids wouldn't actually see get much sunshine on em - aside from what comes through the window - unless ya forced them.


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Now days your going to see alot more kids that are actually overweight - and because they are so inactive for most of their childhoods some folks seem to think larger kids is 'normal'.


I see what you are saying but I am not sure kids today are as fat and out of shape as people say. I work here at a ski resort and we get kids here who are on ski teams and they are the fittest kids I have ever seen.
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These are all great photos! Very unusual to see color photos from this time period.

Kids nowadays are for the most part a bunch of fat loads. Fortunately, my own kids are very active and love the outdoors. I was the same way as a kid. I did play video games here and there, but never for more than an hour at a time. The kids in these photos most likely had to work as well as go to school. A much different time.
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