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Post photographer Michael Williamson is traveling across the country covering the economic situation.

Half a Tank: Along Recession Road: September 6, 2009 - September 12, 2009

The Fruits of Our Labor

A vegetable stand in Conneaut, Ohio. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post There’s a certain trust to the self-serve vegetable stand, an expectation that a passerby will take a few squash and leave a dollar, maybe even two. It’s...

By Theresa Vargas  |  September 11, 2009; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Rock In A Hard Place

In a living room in Kokomo, Jacob "Jeb" Lambert, Sam Thompson and Alex Jones laugh as the house mascot, Coty, finishes off a plate of spaghetti. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post It always takes a lot Sometimes more...

By Theresa Vargas  |  September 10, 2009; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Roadside Recession Lesson

Signs such as this one in Indiana have popped up across the country. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post NEAR ANDERSON, Ind.--Michael and I had seen hundreds of billboards about foreclosures and job loss and depression, and then we...

By Theresa Vargas  |  September 10, 2009; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Chips, Candy and Tales of Woe in Elkhart

Robin Buck has worked at the 7-Eleven in Elkhart, Ind., for seven years, mastering the ability to keep an eye on the aisles while attending to customers. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post ELKHART, Ind.--Most of her customers call...

By Theresa Vargas  |  September 9, 2009; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Distressed Canvas in Detroit

Tina Ragland, 75, lives in a Detroit neighborhood filled with vacant, decaying buildings, including one right next door to her home. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post DETROIT-- Tina Ragland watches for shadows on the sidewalk. She used to...

By Theresa Vargas  |  September 8, 2009; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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