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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Tobacco Candy: 1940

Tobacco Candy: 1940

A pool hall in Shasta County, California. Photograph by Russell Lee, 1940. View full size.

 

A couple of well dressed

A couple of well dressed gentlemen for a pool hall setting, especially taking into account the dirt driveway and the muddy cars. Interesting heating oil tank that obviously serves the pot belly stove that has a stack on the roof. I actually have the exact same setup in my garage today.

[These were temporary structures serving the engineers and construction workers who were building the Shasta Dam. - Dave]

 
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