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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

12-Step: 1939

12-Step: 1939

Savannah, Georgia, circa 1939. "117 Jones Street West. Building dates from 1850s." 8x10 acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Lovely!

The play of light and shadow in this shot is simply stunning.

As I found a while ago

that first step is a big one.

Friend of Bill W. for over 21 years.

My old neigbourhood!

I lived on Jones Street for many years and passed this home almost every day. The best thing about Savannah is I know everything will always be the same when I return.

Light and shadow

Each and every photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston is a breathtaker.

The Program

OK, how many of you counted to make sure it WAS 12 steps?

Pretty!

What a glorious railing!

Looks like it's still there

Double Dip

The charm of that wonderful opening alongside the stair heading downwards and the fanciful whimsy of the wrought iron of the entry stair. Very nice.

 
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