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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

We had an accident

We had an accident

My grandmother and a couple of friends pose on some car wreckage, unknown location, back in the day when car wreckage was just left where it was. View full size.

I count 4 "bodies"

. 1
.2 3
. 4

I love morbid humor. They look like a fun bunch to hang out with.

Watch Your Step

I love how these 3 are hamming it up and admire the stew out of them for hiking in those shoes.

 
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