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Pontiac Powwow: 1938

Pontiac Powwow: 1938

October 3, 1938. "Meeting of Pontiac salesmen at Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco." Representing all the many tribes of the great Pontiac Nation. 8x10 acetate negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

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James Joyce

Smack in the middle: round spectacles, little moustache, jug ears. I knew he could write literature, but, man, he's also rocking that leather jacket.

Looks like room still exists!

It appears that the room in which this picture was taken still exists. More info here">here.

Woman?

I am not certain but there appears to be a single woman in the crowd ? Up against the middle of the bandstand - so how did that happen?

[She's one of the band's vocalists, along with the chap next to her. -tterrace]

Double whammy

Something tells me in just a few years these headdresses would quickly be stuck into drawers, and not because they are insensitive to Native Americans.

The center table

has the TOP SALESMEN for the year. Their award... they don't have to wear the silly hat!

Not politically correct

Too many chiefs and not enough Indians.

Yum!

Looks like sliced ham, green peas and scalloped potatoes. But where are the drinks?

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