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Zoot Alors: 1943

Zoot Alors: 1943

July 1943. Washington, D.C. "Negro alley dwellings near the Capitol." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Metal Bank?

I think it is an old metal bank.

With a reet pleat

The little guy looks pretty spiffy too.

What is that on the wall behind him?

Thought it was a lantern, but zooming in makes it look like a figure wearing a dress with a skinny arm shading its eyes.

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