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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ROSES BY VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1890

More Art: 1919

More Art: 1919

Arthur Fields, singer and composer ("Abba Dabba Honeymoon"), and family washing their Stutz in 1919. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Obviously the problem

wasn't the washing, it was the drying.

Art's Stutz

So this is the car after he washed it?

More Art

He wrote the music to "How dry I am" - looks a little wet to me

 
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