Saturday, August 22, 2015

“At one time, the town of Colby, Kansas called itself “The...



“At one time, the town of Colby, Kansas called itself “The Golden Buckle on the Wheat Belt.” In the summer of 1953, when this picture was taken, farmers were producing crops at near record levels. But no one was buying American wheat. George Tames, a @nytimes staff photographer, traveled to Colby to see how the surplus looked to the people who lived there. His photographs captured men (and occasionally women and children) isolated by vastness. In place of heaping excess, he found solitude and empty spaces. This #nytweekender, we’re reaching into our #archives to share photos of life in America’s breadbasket.” By nytimes on Instagram.



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