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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ST. NICHOLAS RESTAURANT, c. 1873

Washington: 1943

Washington: 1943

December 1943. Visitors at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. View full size. 3x3 safety negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.

 

The Twilight Zone

This picture totally reminded me of "The Twilight Zone." The episode with the man that loves to read, and there was some attack, which he was the only survivor of. He discovers all the library books scattered everywhere, and he loves it because now he has the time to read, and all these wonderful books. But then, his glasses break on steps that look like these. I thought it was horrible.

 
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