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

Our Next Album Cover: 1911

Our Next Album Cover: 1911

The boxers Louis De Ponthieu, Carl Morris and Leach Cross in 1911. Cross, born Louis Wallach in the Jewish ghetto of the Lower East Side, was also a practicing dentist ("I knock 'em out, then put 'em back in"). View full size.

 

There is a pretty fantastic

There is a pretty fantastic resemblance!

The part of Leach Cross will

The part of Leach Cross will be played by Joaquin Phoenix.

 
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