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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Family musicians

Family musicians

Taken on a rural Alberta homestead. The musicians are brothers one of which is my grandfather. Picture would have been taken in the late 1930's or early 1940's.

the guitar

Just a little note, the guy playing the guitar is holding it the correct way, the way they teach you in music school.

Hey dude...

Play "Free Bird"!

I'll bet that was some of

I'll bet that was some of the foot-stompingest music going around, too!

 
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