Rare vintage photos from one of the oldest state fairs in the US

First held in 1846, the Rutland State Fair in Rutland, Vermont is one of the oldest state fairs in the United States.

With agricultural exhibitions, races, and rides, the fair drew massive crowds each year from around New England and New York, eventually being renamed the Vermont State Fair in 1972.

In 1941, Farm Security Administration photographer Jack Delano documented the festivities at the fair in Rutland, even springing to shoot a few rolls in color.

See his photos from the fair below:

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1941 Rutland State Fair
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1941 Rutland State Fair
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
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Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
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