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

San Juan Sailboats: 1906

San Juan Sailboats: 1906

Puerto Rico circa 1906. "Native sailboats -- San Juan." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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This photo could have been inspiration for a Winslow Homer watercolor.

The Old Man and the Sea

I keep expecting to see Spencer Tracy pull up; with a huge Marlin tied to his boat, all chewed up by sharks.

[One of these? Or did you mean "marlin"? -tterrace]

Looks Like A Still Out Of A Classic Bogey Film

Is it 'To Have And Have Not' or 'Key Largo'?

Theft prevention

It seems that you take your tiller bar with you like an ignition key. Rather a lot for the pocket!

At first "impression"

This interesting photo brings fanciful thoughts of Claude Monet painting Ernest Hemingway's story of an old man.

 
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