The Sunday porch: behind Randolph Street

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Looking through a “slat screen” from the back porch of a house on Randolph Street (probably N.W.), Washington, D.C., May 1942, by John Ferrell, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

OK, it’s possible that I’m easily amused.

Also, I have holiday shopping to do. . . and it’s Bloom Day.  (So more later.)

John Ferrell was a photographer for the Farm Security Administration when he took these photos.

Randolph Street, N.W., runs east-west through the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

You can see larger versions of the pictures by clicking on ‘Continue reading’ and then on either thumbnail image.

I’ve stayed in the front yard all my life.
I want a peek at the back.  .  .

– Gwendolyn Brooks, from “a song in the front yard


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