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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Shadetree Mechanics

Shadetree Mechanics

My father, grandfather and uncles working on an engine in the early 1960's in Double Springs (Winston County) Alabama. View full size.

My dad is from Double Springs

Who are these people? My dad says they look familiar.

Reminds me of a song...

Well, him and my uncle tore that engine down
I still remember that rumbling sound
- Steve Earle

 
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