04-14-09 Child Labor?

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So far I am responsible for taking the pictures posted on my “Photo A Day” blog. But this photo isn’t my doing – it was taken by a woman named Leah DeGeest. The subject is my wife, Debra and Leah was Deb’s grandmother. The setting for the photo is the DeGeest farm south of Miller, SD, and it was taken in the late 1950’s.

What is little Debbie up to? Some kind of chores, I’d guess. What a great moment and great photo! I think it has a kind of Dorothea Lange look, though during the late ’50s, spending time on her grandparent’s farm was a near-perfect existence for a city child like Deb.

Camera and settings unknown. This is a scan from our family photo archive.

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4 thoughts

  1. Ah, the distinguished Madam President in the working man’s (strike that) the working woman’s clothes. From humble beginnings…

  2. I like the photo, partly because it highlights the eclectic nature of the photos. But in response to BCT: ‘Little Debbies’, I think not. Little Debbies is a Seventh Day Adventist bakery in Chattanooga, TN, and the fact that the Debbie in the photo is wearing shoes (very nice ones, in fact) indicates this photo was taken far from Dixie.

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