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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Woodville, Alabama - June 1942

Woodville, Alabama - June 1942

This image was scanned from an original slide made in June 1942 in Woodville, Alabama. The photographer's name is Wendell Page. The photo is believed to have been made with the Argus Model "A" color film camera which belonged to Mr. Page's college professor. View full size.

Woodville, Alabama

What a great photo! Shorpy loves scans of color slides.

 
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