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This was taken in the mid '50s in my great grandparent's patio. This was a friend of theirs supposedly passed out with cans and bottles placed around him as a joke. I think this is a staged photo because there's another with my great grandpa like this as well but I could be wrong. Scanned from a Kodak safety negative. View full size.