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State Archives of Florida
Children swimming in lake - Riviera Beach, Florida.
Collection number M88-73
Identified are Johnny at the top and Jean in the middle.
Accompanying note: "12. The children run more or less wild, unceremoniously discarding clothing to swim in the lake among the rowboats".
In the summer of 1939, Works Projects Administration (WPA) photographer and artist Charles C. Foster was assigned to take photographs for Florida Writers Project (FWP) writer Veronica Huss' profile of the "Conchs" (Bahamian immigrants) of Riviera Beach. Armed with his Reflex-Korelle single-lens camera and four rolls of 12 exposure black and white film, Foster spent the day photographing Veronica and her subjects - immigrants from the Bahamas, who were derisively referred by locals as "Conchs". While the book was never published, the WPA's Florida Art Project used the images for a traveling exhibit titled "Conch Town" that toured the nation between 1939 and 1943.
Chicago Manual of Style
Foster, Charles C. Children swimming in lake - Riviera Beach, Florida. 1939. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/166228>, accessed 27 January 2023.
Foster, Charles C. Children swimming in lake - Riviera Beach, Florida. 1939. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/166228>
AP Style Photo Citation
(State Archives of Florida/Foster)