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Oral history recording of John Vachon, FSA Photographer

The following oral history transcript is the result of a tape-recorded interview with John Vachon on April 28, 1964. The interview took place in New York City, and was conducted by Richard Doud for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. 6,855 more words

FSA Photography Project

The family of Tarrell and Minerva Locus Parker.

Courtesy of my collaborator Edith Jones Garnett comes this priceless set of photographs of several generations of a southern Wilson County family founded by Tarrell… 2,279 more words

Wilson County

Meeting interesting people

Yesterday (Sunday) I flew in a cigar tube from Denver to Winnipeg.  A fifty seat plane for an international flight.  Not something we Australians experience often.  332 more words


Saturday Arvo in Berkeley

I’m sitting in a corner café called the Mudrakers Café, on Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley. It has Turkish origins and the coffee whilst nice is not freshly made by the cup, but in bulk quantities, then stored in a vacuum flask where you help yourself. 587 more words


'I know why I have a long neck' - home birth

Maureen Waite gave birth to her second and third children at home in London’s East End in the 1960s, after a difficult experience during the birth of her first child in a hospital. 33 more words

Circa '69, by Seven Dhar

Seven Dhar seeks to push the limits of language, East and West, performing in Sanskrit and Gaelic, Spanish and the awed tongue of mystics; Buddhist, yogi with SoCal Native American roots; graduate of UC Berkeley and UCLA, who also studied at Oxford and Yale. 1,137 more words