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Published on Jan 4, 2012
When the Taters Are All Dug - Vintage photos help tell this tale of an early 20th century potato harvest in Maine. Music by Jody Kruskal from his cd "Sing to me, concertina boy" http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jodykruskal4#
The lyrics are from Songs and Ballads of the Maine Lumberjacks, collected and edited by Roland Palmer Grey where he writes - "This broadside was contributed by Mr. Chadburne of Mattawamkeag, Maine, in 1916. He bought it from a young fellow who had finished work in the potato country and was without money. Mr. Chadburne thinks him the author of it, but is not certain. The young man thus paid his way."
Vocals and Anglo concertina - Jody Kruskal Mandolin - Sam Zygmuntowicz Guitar - Bill Peek
Jack Delano J.A. French Lewis Wickes Hine Dorothea Lange Russell Lee John Nelson Mary E. Robbe Steve Rosenthal Daniel Sawyer Charles J. Van Schaick Ben Shahn John Vachon Marion Post Wolcott Michele Stapleton plus many anonymous photographers