Visiting a Soviet family: a report by an American photojournalist

Visiting a Soviet family: a report by an American photojournalist

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These pictures were taken in the mid-1950s by Edward Clark for LIFE magazine.

A report on the life of a working family Life Of A Worker And His Family. With love, however… Of course, everything is a little embellished, but the main thing is that there is no Photoshop — then photography was a document of the era. Then all this was interesting to Americans, and now it is interesting to us.

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Visiting a Soviet family: a report by an American photojournalist

Guests should be treated so that everyone remembers!

Visiting a Soviet family: a report by an American photojournalist

A decent working family, but obviously Dad was the boss.

Visiting a Soviet family: a report by an American photojournalist

They lived with their son and dog. They apparently had two rooms—a bedroom and a dining room. Happy people!

Visiting a Soviet family: a report by an American photojournalist

Their idiot studied, like everyone else, at school. This is a singing lesson — then musical literacy was taught to everyone.

Visiting a Soviet family: a report by an American photojournalist

And there was a paradise in the biology room! On the wall is not Engels, and Darwin.

Visiting a Soviet family: a report by an American photojournalist

That day, fresh milk for my son and dried mushrooms for soup were bought at the market. The milk is probably a little diluted, but still alive, from under the cow.

Visiting a Soviet family: a report by an American photojournalist

There is no certainty that they are white, but they look and smell good.

Visiting a Soviet family: a report by an American photojournalist

The soup that day, it seems, went out to glory, look how they eat it.

Visiting a Soviet family: a report by an American photojournalist

The guests arrived in a frozen tram. It seems to me that this is the Avenue of Peace.

Visiting a Soviet family: a report by an American photojournalist

The guests drank and had a snack…

Visiting a Soviet family: a report by an American photojournalist

...and they started singing songs.

Visiting a Soviet family: a report by an American photojournalist

And then the table was pushed back, and the dancing began.

Visiting a Soviet family: a report by an American photojournalist

After the guests leave, it is necessary to boil the milk and give the son warm so that he sleeps well. My son was sleeping on a cot. I did everything myself: laid out and laid out.

Visiting a Soviet family: a report by an American photojournalist

Mom could help hold the edge of the bed to get the underwear.

Keywords: Life | Guests | Family | USSR

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