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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • A CHRISTMAS JOKE WITH A POINT TO IT

Visit Our Gift Shop: 1937

Visit Our Gift Shop: 1937

Florida circa 1937. "Old Spanish Inn, 43 George Street, St. Augustine. Dr. Chatelain's photographs. P.A. Wolfe, photographer." Fireplace in the "Grass Novelty Shop" of the Old Spanish Inn, also known as the De Mesa-Sanchez House. Acetate negative, Frances Benjamin Johnston collection. View full size.

 

Stringing the punters along

The only thing they seem to have on offer is some used string.

A Sign of Maturity

What? No, I did NOT snicker at the sign on the right. Frankly, I am appalled at your sense of humor.

We have decided

To take a room, now that my wife has seen your quaint boutique.

 
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