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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE ARTIST'S GARDEN BY CLAUDE MONET

Notre Dame Noir: 1951

Notre Dame Noir: 1951

The developer's stamp on the reverse reads Dill Photo Service, Mishawaka, Indiana, Mar 6, 1951. The photographer was at this time a grad student at Notre Dame. Image from the Frank Burch photo collection. View full size.

South Bend

As a native of the area, this photo doesn't appear to be on the Notre Dame campus, but rather in the city of South Bend itself, exactly where I could not discern. The light colored car in the center of the photo appears to be a 1941 Studebaker Commander, produced in aforementioned northern Indiana city.

 
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