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Glorious Summers In P-Town: Photos From The Massachusetts Cape (1937 – 1942)

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Between 1937 and 1942, Farm Security Administration photographers Edwin Rosskam and John Collier recorded life in Provincetown, Massachusetts, aka P-Town, a fishing town that draws tourists in the summer months to eat and party.

‘Provincetown was (and is) essentially a small Portuguese fishing village all the way out on the fish-hooked tip of the Cape. During the summer months, however,”‘ writes Anthony Bourdain in Kitchen Confidential, ‘it became Times Square/Christopher Street-by-the-Sea.’

 

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