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

1944 Two Buddies Abbeville, SC

1944 Two Buddies Abbeville, SC

R.T Brock and friend. View full size.

South Carolina buddies

My dad is on the right. Robert Truman Brock from Antreville, SC. He grew up in the area between Honea Path, Greenwood, Abbeville and Anderson South Carolina. This photo was probably made about 1946.

 
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