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Club of Jacks: 1937

Club of Jacks: 1937

August 1937. "Steam baths are very popular among the lumberjacks near Craig­ville, Minnesota." After your schvitz, try the Tobacco Lunch. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

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Enhanced Tar Paper Shack?

The facade of this building looks like it is made of expertly applied tar paper with vertical wooden slats to keep the tar paper securely in place. This would be cheaper and faster to install compared to siding.

I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK

This kind of puts the python in old Monty rather succinctly, I must say.

The Tobacco Lunch

The tobacco lunch includes a BHT sandwich(Benson & Hedges & Tomato) with a side of Old Gold fries and a glass of Swisher Sweet Tea plus a Virginia Slim slice of apple pie with a little Kool whip.

45 cents

and please Leave Server a Most Fine Tip (LSMFT)

The Lesser Of Two Weevils

Would have loved the Tobacco Lunch.

As for me, I do like cigars. Especially after a good steak dinner, not with.


Wood-fired steam, it would appear.

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