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The Unseen Guest: 1935

The Unseen Guest: 1935

October 1935. "Interior of Postmaster Brown's home at Old Rag. Shenandoah National Park, Virginia." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

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The Looker at Every Wall Hanging

Addendum to the religious wall hanging.

And right He should since Miss Stanwyck is a fine example of womanhood, a classy lady and dang fine actress.


The Reader

Wish I could make out some of those titles. The bible is a given, but this guy is obviously an omnivorous reader, probably more learned than the lot of us put together.

Gone Away

Mr William A Brown was appointed Postmaster on 19th March 1919, Mrs. Corrie B. Gallihugh was appointed Acting Postmaster on April 1st 1935.
On 15th January 1936 the Post Office was 'discontinued' and mail transferred to Syria VA

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Probably gone by 1937

Most of the homes and other structures in Shenandoah National Park were removed beginning in 1935. The federal government wanted a large, western-style park in the east, but they were hampered by over 200 years of settlement. The solution was the forced relocation of almost 500 families.

Above his head

That's Barbara Stanwyck, the sexy star of the 1930s, above his head.

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