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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

Ashcan School: 1938

Ashcan School: 1938

Spring 1938. "Cambridge, Massachusetts. Historical marker with trash cans." Medium format negative by Paul Vanderbilt. View full size.

 

Hahvahd

That's Harvard University on the other side of the fence. The monument faces Harvard Square, where the street life is . . . interesting.

Sans Cans

 
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