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

White Adder: 1928

White Adder: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Strayer's Business College." The debonair opposite number to this clerical cutie. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Where's Baldrick?

A papercut might be White Adder's undoing.

Not a battery or power cord in sight

And look at the wonderfully simple mechanism to make the table move on its wheels or stay put. I love it.

Sum guy

What a cutie, and so serious.

Such a pity

You can't even get men to dress that nattily for their weddings these days, let alone to sit behind a computer!

 
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