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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

Branch Office: 1921

Branch Office: 1921

July 15, 1921. More strange goings-on at the Krazy Kat. Our waiter has a ball and chain dangling from his sleeve. National Photo Company. View full size.

 

That Woman!

That one woman, the one who had her feet on the table earlier, always seems to be looking angrily at the photographer.

Boho the Clown

I WANT that shirt. That's a wacky place! 1921 looks like a fun year for trust fund babies.

Ball and Chain ?

Judging from the spikes on the balls, the waiter seems to have some sort of weapon on his arm, rather than a ball and chain. It looks like part of a flail. Even more curious.

Scandalous!

I'll bet their parents haven't been able to show their faces at the Yacht Club since Easter!

Krazy Kat Club

Interesting landscaping choice. I think this summer I'm going to fill my yard with rocks.

That Shirt...

Now that is one awfully hep shirt for 1924!

 
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