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Couldn't tell you who this is, nor can I comment on the effectiveness of his pitch. He wears a nifty pair of Chuck Taylor hightops, a perennial fashion standard needing no revision whatsoever. This was taken in either South Bend, Indiana or Washington, DC during the 1950s. Image from the Frank Burch photo collection. View full size.