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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS, 1937

Chas Metzger's Garage

Chas Metzger's Garage

After careful study, I noticed that the clock on the wall has a hand for the day of the month. There is also a calendar on the wall set to April, but the year is unreadable. With a little bit of deducing, I was able to determine that this picture was taken on April 27, 1927 at 2pm (or 2am). It is also possible that the calender is old and the clock isn't running but I like my theory better. View full size.

 
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