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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

An O.K. Store: 194x

An O.K. Store: 194x

Evaristo Gallegos' O.K. Store was "opposite the courthouse," so this is Fourth Street in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. Though this Kodachrome slide was undated, others in the set had handwritten dates in the mid-1940s. View full size.

Obligatory Auto ID

Left to right: 1934/35 Chevrolet 2dr sedan, 1941 Pontiac coupe, 1936 Cadillac (or maybe LaSalle) 4dr sedan, 194? Ford sedan, 1939 Chevrolet 2dr sedan.

Red replacement wheel

I surprised that even the "new cars" look old and scruffy.

car ID

Black car with cream wheels:1934/1935 Chevrolet standard coach.

It's still there

Date Uncertain

The two 'modern' cars are a 1941 GM product (Pontiac, I think) and a Ford that could be anything from a '41 to a '48.

 
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