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Snow's in Summer: 1953

Snow's in Summer: 1953

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1953. "Snow's Laundry." With plenty of free parking for your car, bike or wagon. 4x5 negative from the News Archive. View full size.

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What Time Is It?

Seventy past zero.


The Speed Graphic illustrated has the drop-bed feature deployed --- which the photographer apparently did not while using a wide angle lens.

The Photographer

He would be sitting in front of the Warren Williams apartment complex, which is a post-WWII subsidized housing project. The complex still stands today, even though Snow's is gone.

What's that in the foreground?

I can't get a clue.

[Looks a lot like the out-of-focus front end of a Speed Graphic, the most common 4x5 press camera. -tterrace]

Mostly Gone

Only the lefthand section of the building remains.


I think the load the boys are hauling in their wagon is a large block of ice.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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