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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FIGHT DISEASE WITH CLEANLINESS: 1936

Harlem Beets: 1943

Harlem Beets: 1943

April 1943. "New York, New York. Scene in Harlem area." Medium format negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Blackout headlights

Note the black paint on the 1933 Chevrolet truck headlights. A WWII requirement.

Interesting Swan

I find it interesting that the swan is wearing lederhosen (A German folk costume) during the middle of a war with Germany.

[The ad's reference would be to the Swiss Alps. -tterrace]

The man in the middle

"Excuse me while I take this call."

A wise man once said

To let sleeping dogs lie.

West Side Store

Looks like West 133rd Street at Seventh Avenue.

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