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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

Robert Truman Brock 1952

Robert Truman Brock 1952

Robert Truman Brock near Antreville, SC around 1952. View full size.

My dad

This is a photo of my dad but I don't know what animal it is. I would guess that it is a pig. I never heard the story behind the photo. He grew up on a 100 acre cotton farm near Antreville, SC. His parents were Ansel and Beatrice Murdock Brock and his brothers and sisters are Lawrence, Furman, Ansel Jr., Dorothy Brock and Victorine Brock Smith.

Gone hunting

What is that he shot? I thought it was a dog at first but it has hooves. A real skinny pig?

 
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