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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Roll of a Lifetime: 1921

Roll of a Lifetime: 1921

New York circa 1921. "Frank Craven." Actor, director, playwright, producer, Stage Manager. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 
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Bet the brunette is a Lardner!

Another Craven neighbor was Ring Lardner who had a number of cherub-faced, brown-haired sons.

Next up--The Himalayas

Craven was a long-time friend, confidante and golfing partner of the renowned sportswriter Grantland Rice, though the footwear here appear to be standard issue hobnail. Perfect for climbing even higher for the next downhill plunge

Golf Shoes

Is Frank wearing golf shoes? There appears to be some kind of cleats on the sole of his shoes.

 
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Shorpy.com | 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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