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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA TRAVEL, c. 1930

Floyd's Place: 1938

Floyd's Place: 1938

Summer 1938. More of Floyd's Place: "Roadside inn, Central Ohio. The figure of the body, originally distributed to advertise the Newark Indian Mounds, has been redecorated." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the FSA.

 

Floyds in Oblong

The Floyd's Place in Oblong, IL is just a little dive bar. It doesn't really look anything like this place, although there are some shops in town that have that same sort of style.

http://floydsplace1951.com/history.html

Newark Indian Mounds

They're actually pretty important, sometimes called the American Stonehenge. Here's a great article.

Floyd's Place

I found one in Seattle, in Amarillo, in Oblong (Ill.) and in Tennessee. Wish I could find the one in Ohio - I'm sure it's no longer there, but would like to know where it was. It looks familiar.

 
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