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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • KEEP CLEAN WPA POSTER, 1939

Hey There: 1905

Hey There: 1905

Knoxville, Tennessee, circa 1905. "Cumberland Club and Walnut Street." Quick, someone call the Photobomb Squad. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

The view today

The Cumberland Club was a men’s club on the corner of Walnut and Clinch. The bell tower in the background is the Second Presbyterian Church, on the southwest corner of Walnut and Church. A history of the church says that it was built starting in 1906 and was dedicated in 1908.

Then and now.

Mr. Photobomb

He looks to be digging out the dirt for a poured sidewalk.

Jaunty Joe: 1923

Same shovel used by Jaunty Joe: 1923.

Contact the Patent Office

This guy may have invented it. Perfect expression for a photobomb.

 
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