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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Eagle Hut: 1918

Eagle Hut: 1918

The YMCA "Eagle Hut" canteen for enlisted men in Bryant Park, New York City. June 12, 1918. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

The painting above the mantel...

...is of a knight named Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, the knight without fear or reproach.

Wish it hung in my house or library!

 
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