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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Oswego Stevedore: 1941

Oswego Stevedore: 1941

October 1941. Oswego, New York. "French-Canadian stevedore at port of Oswego, point of entry for Great Lakes shipping." Medium-format nitrate negative by John Collier for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

If he's laughing

You can bet it was a "dirty" joke. The Stevedores I've met seem to specialize in 'em.

Hey Satch

He could've headed downstate and become one of the Bowery Boys.

 
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