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Calle de Coca-Cola: 1941

Calle de Coca-Cola: 1941

Street in San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 1941. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano, who moved to Puerto Rico permanently in 1946. The cross street is Calle de Rafael Cordero and the street we're looking down is Calle de Dr. Jose C. Barb-- with the last few letters obscured.

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Calle José Celso Barbosa Interior?

The street seems to be Calle José Celso Barbosa Interior, and the cross street now called Calle Hermandad. Here's a link to the location I believe Delano was when he took the picture. He appears to have been facing west-southwest. The shadow directions and lengths seem to point to this being a mid-morning photo.

In case anyone is interested, here are Wikipedia articles about Dr. Barbosa, and Rafael Cordero

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