Worker at Carbon Black Plant, 1942

This photograph is a needed reminder for the old and instructor for the young that the good old days were far from good. Let us be grateful for what we have and add to to it rather than destroy the work of those before us.


It’s difficult to see many photos. Tonight it was pictures of the Depression and the tired dehumanized look of the Dust Bowl farmers, brave WWII pilots in training looking young and wistful and probably realizing they won’t live until 20. Here is another touching portrait of a worker toiling no doubt for war industry, and in a carbon plant he will not live long, yet still has a cigarette dangling from his ashy mouth. When seeing such pictures, you wonder why our generation is so discontent when it has had so much and has sacrificed nothing. Taken by FSA/Vachon, John.


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