My father, Gene Kern, striking a pose in 1938 in front of a campaign poster for el Partido de la Revolución Mexicana
, a predecessor to the current Partido Revolucionario Institucional
(PRI). He was 24 and an aspiring actor, and perhaps intended to use this photo for publicity purposes. Or maybe he just couldn't resist the opportunity. The photograph was probably made by a buddy, Pat Miller, who accompanied him on the trip to México and always shot with a Rolleiflex, hence the square format.
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