Thursday, March 4, 2010

One Last Look At St. Thomas In 1941

Today's pictures focus on the adults. This is our final look at French Village in St. Thomas, in the Virgin Islands, as documented by Jack Delano for the Farm Services Administration in December, 1941. Above, the one picture he captured in color shows how the village rambled down the hillside.

After a day spent working on the water, a fisherman repairs his nets.

Poverty was no barrier to a fine chapeaux. Having a fine hat was important to men, women and children.

These ladies posed proudly in the doorways of their homes.

1 comment:

Sweet Repose said...

Oh those wonderful hats, don't think I could do a days work in a dress though, gimmee my T's and jeans any ol' work a day!!!

Thank God for woman's lib!