This street scene photo paints a picture of activity in Waco, Texas in 1939, as captured by the lens of Russell Lee. Cars are parked in front of a store with advertisements for Coca-Cola and beer. At the adjacent store stands the Brazos Fish Market, hinting at the local culinary delights.
In the foreground, two men engage in conversation with someone seated in a car, attracting the curious gaze of a group observing from the sidewalk. This adds a bit of mystery to this scene. Who are the people in the car and what can they be discussing?
On the left side of this print, four men stand with an air of anticipation, as if awaiting the arrival of someone or something, further heightening the sense of intrigue in this scene from 1939, Waco Texas.