Sunday, August 23, 2015

“A young man drank from an oversized jug as a lonely...



“A young man drank from an oversized jug as a lonely combine approached in the distance. @nytimes staff photographer George Tames took this photo in 1953 in Colby, Kansas — a town that once called itself “The Golden Buckle on the Wheat Belt.” That year, wheat was in abundance, but Americans weren’t buying it. This #nytweekender, we’re sharing George’s photos of surplus and solitude in America’s breadbasket. #archives” By nytimes on Instagram.



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