City - Mogollon, NM - Town gathering 1940 - Side by Side
Photograph - Colorized Photo
Colorized photo from 1940 Original title: Crowd of men sitting on board walk in front of bar Photographer: Russell Lee Location: 867 Bursum Rd,NM
In it's day the town was lively with gold prospectors, all digging gold from a mine full of quartz dust. When the price of gold dropped, they all left the town. These are probably some of the original people that lived in this town. In a few years time, they all moved out.
It makes you wonder what they are laughing and talking about. They seem to be having a great time together. The kids all have little toy planes.
I removed the walking stick because it looked weird there. There is another photo of this showing him holding the cane, with a third boy holding a plane. But I thought this had more interaction. I mostly like the cane guy's position.
Today this location became a house of some kind, and they dug a big drainage canal right where they are sitting.
August 28th, 2022
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