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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CHRISTMAS PRINTS

Dos Bandidos: 1942

Dos Bandidos: 1942

February 1942. "Brownsville, Texas. Charro Days fiesta. A pair of bandidos." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
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Blue Collar

By the look of the grease under his finger nails, them folks ain't no wusses. Better be polite when asking about the pink piping.

A Pinking Pair of Plastered Prowlers

Folks at the Charro Days fiesta had to be laughing in their beer at these two hombres wearing blouses stitched with pinking piping.

 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
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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