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Squat-N-Gobble: 1940

Squat-N-Gobble: 1940

September 1940. "Men of the community of Pie Town, New Mexico, eating at the barbeque." Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee. View full size.


There is a restaurant in

There is a restaurant in Bluffton, SC called Squat & Gobble. The have sign that kind of looks like this picture.

The Cowboy Way

If left to your imagination - "Squat & Gobble" opens the door to some interesting alternatives.

Hats and ties

Man, that Pie Town is one class joint!

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