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America has gotten so fat !
Neat photo, I love the long dresses/skirts and seeing the old clothing styles as well. (my eldest daughter is into historical sewing) I would guess the woman on the far left is wearing a corset which helps with the narrow waistline. But I agree, we've become a nation with many heavy people. I see many young people who already are hauling extra pounds around and feel very sorry for them. The women in this photo probably walked to work every day and didn't drink sugary drinks. -Anne K.
He doesn't seem to be a very effective traffic cop. He's got his hands up in both directions, but both the wagon, and the group of women are moving.
I think the cop is stopping a wagon that is not in the picture coming toward them.
Almost looks like he is walking an imaginary tightrope.
Back in the day they ate 3 square meals a day and didn't have a fast food or convienance store on every corner. If you weren't there for the sit down meal at breakfast, lunch or dinner you were out of luck. There were no left overs for the most part because everyone ate as much as they could at the sit down meal because the next meal was hours away. Atleast that's what my Grandma used to tell me when I was a kid.
I disagree with you about eating as much as you could at 3 square meals a day. Normal people in this time ate much less than we do now. And they worked much harder...not because of any better work ethic...but because there weren't as many machines to lighten the physical burden. 50 or 60 years ago a carpenter used a hand saw and swung a hammer all day...now he builds with a pneumatic nailer. These improvements in efficiency have made people lazy and fat.
Not only did people as a rule work off most of the calories they consumed in a day but I would imagine nearly all of what they ate was natural & not processed as so much of our food is today. I feel that processed foods are a big contributor to our obese & unhealthy population.