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Beer for Rent: 1943

Beer for Rent: 1943

March 1943. "Raceland, Louisiana. U.S. Highway 90." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information.

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One thing I love about this website is the witty headers, like this one's ~ "Beer for Rent"!

Does the same person come up with all of those headers?

[He does! - Dave]

Parking During Wartime

Interesting parking regulations in that town. I see two cars parked parallel with the curb facing the opposite way of traffic, one parked diagonally nose in, and one parked perpendicular to the curb, tail in. (That last one could have a driver and be pulling into this "main street" to make a turn). But they do at least have one regulation. You can't park near the bridge. If you come to that town, you need to know, that is the one and only rule they seem to have.

I want the signs!

The signs shown here are awesome! Can I please have them ALL?


What a difference 66 years makes! I travel the entire stretch of Hwy. 90 between Lafayette and New Orleans almost on a weekly basis for work and still had to study this photo for about 30 minutes trying to pinpoint where this was taken.


I'm from Raceland and would love to have a copy of this photo. I have one of the old bridge that crosses Bayou Lafourche. I'm also interested in any old photos of Raceland. Contact me.


I own a sign company and would love to have those old signs in my shop!


I know the Borne's amazing what Shorpy turns up.

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