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This was taken in Provincetown, Massachusetts. All I know about it is the year and location. Scanned from the original 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.
"Floyd at Folks -- Jan 20 1952." In this latest installment of Minnesota Kodachromes, Floyd shows that warmth and style need not be mutually exclusive. 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.