Children at the May Day Picnic, Irwinville, 1939

Irwinville Farms Community Twin Girls Drinking Soda Pop  Photograph by Marion Post Walcott Library of Congress Brian Brown Vanishing Media Irwinville Farms Website 2013

In her book about Irwinville Farms, Joy Wilson McDaniel identifies these twins as Ruby Deen & Francine Thomas. It’s one of my favorite photos from Irwinville.

Children at Irwinville Farms May Day Picnic Photograph by Marion Post Walcott Library of Congress Bian Brown Vanishing Media Irwinville Farms Website 2013

It looks like the children of Irwinville had as much fun as the adults.

Irwinville Farms Community Picnic Young Girls Photograph by Marion Post Walcott Library of Congress Brian Brown Vanishing Media Irwinville Farms Website 2013

These are cataloged as “unidentified” within the Library of Congress Irwinville collection, but since they virtually match other shots from the May Day Picnic of 1939, the assumption of archivists is that they were made the same day.

Marion Post Wolcott/Library of Congress (Spring 1939)

 

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Filed under FSA Photographer Marion Post Walcott, Irwinville Folklife, Irwinville People

4 responses to “Children at the May Day Picnic, Irwinville, 1939

  1. Beverly Hogan

    Please keep the pictures comming. I love to see more of this farm project being that my daddy grew up there. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Lisa McRae

    That little girl looks like me as a small child, wonder if it is my mom, Sandra Godwin Purvis and her older sister Rita Godwin Roberts, will get in touch with them and see!

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