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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

In a 1950s Soda Shop

In a 1950s Soda Shop

1950's Detroit neighborhood soda shop. Unknown young lady enjoying an ice cream soda while reading the comics. (Maybe an old newspaper comic fan can name them) Notice the classic Detroit Verniors ginger ale tap among other classic 1950's soda shop items. Photo taken by my grandfather, Howard Mcgraw of the Detroit News. Scanned from a 4 by 5 negative. View full size.

It's not very clear

The image is not very clear because I had to transform it from such an angle, but that looks like Henry in the lower left hand corner.

 
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