vintage photos

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Amy Friend (Canadian, b. 1974, Windsor, Ontario, Canada) - 1: The Guardian  2: Niagara, 1949  3: I Dream Of That Day  4: And The Light Shined In Darkness; And Comprehended It Not  5: My Sister  6: We Are A Tablet Of Wax  7: Are We Stardust?  8: Late Summer Evening, Ontario, 1927  9: It Could Be Anywhere from Daré alla Lucé series  Photography

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SCENES FROM A WEST VIRGINIA COUNTY FAIR, 1938

In 1938, LIFE magazine sent famed photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt to a county fair in West Virginia where he captured some wonderfully evocative images. You can practically smell the funnel cakes, kettle corn and hot dogs.

As LIFE wrote back in 1938:

But their major preoccupation was bodies—human bodies, animal bodies, bodies that looked half-human, half-animal. The “girlie” shows, which were hot and smutty, drew smaller audiences than the freaks from crowds made up of farmers, breeders and hillbillies. Only a few city people were present, although some urban sophisticates have discovered the county fair and are beginning to make America’s great harvest-time diversion a city-folk fad.

Source: http://dangerousminds.net/comments/scenes_from_a_west_virginia_county_fair_1938