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

Onward Christian Soldiers: 1939

Onward Christian Soldiers: 1939

April 1939. "Salvation Army, San Francisco, California. At Minna Street the army forms a semicircle, girls' Sunday school class sings between preaching to attract a crowd." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Minna Street

I'm curious, how did you ID the location as Minna @ Third? I do not see any obvious reference points, other than the camera is pointing southwest towards Twin Peaks.

[The front of the Third St. store at right is seen in other photos in the set . -tterrace]

I like the version

with Jean Simmons better

Twins?

Are those young ladies in front twins? Could be according to my eyes.

Not much potential

Unless there are throngs of on-lookers and passers-by behind the photographer, the chances of attracting a crowd right there, right then, seem mighty slim.

[At this time, Third and Minna was the epicenter of San Francisco's skid row. -tterrace]

A Different (and disgruntled) Drummer

Looks the drummer to the right is not too happy when he's not banging on his drum. Time to do that when the women stop singing.

Why no street view?

This was Minna at Third St., but now the block has been transmogrified into part of the Yerba Buena Gardens.

 
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