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Mac, Bud and Pal: 1943

Mac, Bud and Pal: 1943

March 1943. Pearlington, Mississippi (vicinity). "Truck drivers at a highway coffee stop on U.S. Highway 90." Making time for a cuppa joe. Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.


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The guy on the left also caught my eye. To me, he's a blonde Aidan Turner (the UK version, not the US one). ::swoon::

C'mon you guys!

That's CLEARLY a young Robert Ryan on the left!

Early Brad Pitt

VERY early.

The Guy On The Left...

The guy on the left looks to me like a Ryan Gosling in profile.

And I noticed..

..the middle guy wearing a tie, and hats for all three. Well, this was the '40s, after all. I agree with jodaddyk...Robert Mitchum!

That guy on the left.....

....actually looks alot like a young Robert Ryan.
BTW....There's a crab on the wall!

That Catsup Bottle

...has fought me to a draw. Nothing like it on Google images, but blowing up the label I see a "G" just off the top center. That suggested an 'X&G' brand name, and by substituting for X starting with 'A', I eventually found a "P&G Catsup" that was distributed in that area at that time. There's a good chance that's what it is, but no confirming pictures on the Internet that I can find.


The guy on the left could have been a stand in for film star Robert Mitchum.

[I was thinking a Tyrone Power/Victor Mature cross. -tterrace]

I know this movie!

The TV Guide blurb goes something like this:

"An unsuspecting truck driver gets more than he bargained for when he picks up an escaped convict at a roadside diner"

Red Top Safety Match

Made in U.S.A. by the Diamond Match Co.

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