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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Rice Rocket: 1938

Rice Rocket: 1938

October 1938. Preparations for the National Rice Festival in Crowley, Louisiana. View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration.

 

Tiger in his tank?

So was there a purpose for the "gas tank" on bicycles like this, or were they just supposed to make it look more like a motorcycle? Did they double as a canteen for long rides? My sister's bike has a "tank" of sorts, only the top/front end of it has 2 small lights in it. It's hard to tell from the lighting, but I guess the one above might be wider at the front than it is in the back, so it could hold lights.

 
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