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

Market day, 1967

Market day, 1967

Found one of my pictures among Dad's slides, which makes me think this is probably a dupe, not the original. This was shot in the market at Port Lucie, Jamaica, in August, 1967. Available light, shot from the hip. The original and the rest of my slides and negatives seem to have gone missing. View full size

Steve Miller
Someplace near the crossroads of America

 
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