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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NAVY NEEDS YOU IN THE WAVES

Baldauf & Schlientz: 1938

Baldauf & Schlientz: 1938

Summer 1938. "Thermometer sign. Marion, Ohio." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Specs

This gentleman favors Jimmy Conlin a bit. And, from what we have seen of Marion, it looks like a Preston Sturges sort of town.

Spectacles

I wanted glasses like that. Then Harry Potter came along and ruined them forever.

 
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