The girl above added a realistic feel to the re-enactment of a
summer meal in a 20th century farm kitchen. She was bored with
the whole proceedings and her little sister was becoming
irritable. Instead of reinforcing the younger girl's
bad mood, she reached out to bring her closer, to hug her.
Meanwhile, adults gathered round the summer kitchen table
and just a few feet away at a dining room table, to give
Fair visitors some idea what farm life and meals were like,
say, in the 1940s to 1950s.
While the scene was a representation, the food was real.
Regrettably, I didn't get anything but the smells
of mashed potatoes and gravy. The people in the pictures were
volunteers in the Pioneer Village area of the Indiana
State Fair. Don't go there hungry at lunch time.