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Washington, D.C., 1940. "No caption." Which is just as well, because the picture tells all we need to know: Hoboken and Nebraska are right where they should be. This might be good fodder for a caption-writing contest (or, for the Photoshoppers among us, thought-balloon contest). For the record, what we have here seems to be the winner of the 1940 National Spelling Bee. Details in the comments. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.