Puerto Rico: Portraits of Pride on the Island of Enchantment

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Puerto Rico has a culture and character that’s all it’s own. During the late 1930s and early ‘40s, photographer Jack Delano captured life on the island while he worked for the Farm Security Administration. He documented the working conditions of plantation laborers cultivating sugarcane, tobacco, and other crops, along with daily life in San Juan and in remote mountain villages.

Delano enamored with Puerto Rico and its people that he made the island his permanent home. Check out some of his amazing shots:

 

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