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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VITAL TO VICTORY: WWII

Pancho and Lefty: 1902

Pancho and Lefty: 1902

"Six exposed plates at Fr. Glassers camp on Sunday Oct. 12 1902." The only plate remaining in the original box of 12, this would seem to show a mission or church camp south of the border. 4x5 glass negative. View full size.

 
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Where he got the bread to go

There ain't nobody knows.

The day they laid poor Pancho low

Lefty split for Ohio.

Superhero.

Maybe he's Chanukah Man.

Holy Smokes!

Pancho and that pistol hanging on the post would have me running for the hills.

Darned Revenuers

Looks like they just came through and busted up their still.

Just think of the bugs!

I would be eaten alive.

 
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