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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

A Light Breakfast: 1938

A Light Breakfast: 1938

April 1938. "Fruit stand in Washington, D.C." A smattering of citrus and yes, they have bananas. Medium format nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Different sized fonts

Why are some of the numbers larger than others on the calendar? I see at least 3-4 different sized fonts. 2,4,5,11,and 19-23, 25,26 are the largest. 6 and 24 are unusually small. 1,3,7-10,12-18, and 27 are in between.

Finally got my own office

with the stylish cardboard door.

Time waits for no man!

Dates on calander don't exactly match up. Time flies!

[The lower right corner of the March, 1938 page has managed to remain attached. - tterrace]

 
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