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

Half a Tank: Along Recession Road Archive: Scene along the Street

A House Hollywood Helped Build

A vision in pink, Rahmya Mosley, 5, dances with her cousin Cha’kira Fortenberry, 7, in blue. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post NEW ORLEANS--Two young girls took turns jumping rope outside a pale green and yellow house on a...

By Theresa Vargas  |  July 16, 2009; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A Letter Home From Orlando

Richard Scott Archer Jr. writes a letter to his mother as others sleep around him. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post ORLANDO, Fla.--Using a street light as his lamp, Richard Scott Archer Jr. lay on a white sheet outside...

By Theresa Vargas  |  July 2, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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On Highway 52, Loving Hands, Rings On Layaway

Celina, Tennessee. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post OUTSIDE CELINA, TENN.--Love stories sometimes look like this: An engagement ring on layaway at Walmart. Justin Hamby had been trying to pay off the ring for more than three months when...

By Theresa Vargas  |  June 16, 2009; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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In Union, A Choice Between Baby And Car

Residents of Union, West Virginia line Main Street before the start of the Farmers' Day parade. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post UNION, W. Va.--Every year for the last four, James Dunbar has driven his 1972 electric green Dodge...

By Theresa Vargas  |  June 12, 2009; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
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In W. Va., A Dance To Say We'll Be All Right

Union residents gather in the parking lot of the local grocery store before the start of the 55th annual Farmers' Day Street Dance. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post A woman takes in a cigarette as the band warms...

By Theresa Vargas  |  June 10, 2009; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Selling The Family Heirloom

Donna Murphy's granddaughter Madeeson reaches for the day's earnings at a roadside yard sale. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post BETWEEN ELLISTON AND SHAWSVILLE, Va.--Donna Murphy had been saving the china cabinet to hand down to her daughter, who...

By Theresa Vargas  |  June 9, 2009; 8:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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