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Best Mess in France: 1918

Best Mess in France: 1918

May 1918. "American National Red Cross. Aviation Camp of the American Army at Issoudun. The canteen kitchen, which, according to the commanding officer of the Camp, provides the best mess to be found in all France. Miss Givenwilson is in charge." 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.


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Don't Milk It Dave!

Clam before the storm. Really Dave? You really are milking this. Well, that is all I will SHELL out on that subject for now.

Maybe I can think of some other mollusks of wit later!

Depth of field

I don't get the focus here at all. Along the left, it's blurry up to but not including the back wall, where the wood grain and clock are beautifully crisp. Down the middle, blurry with what I assume is movement until the back wall. Along the right, blurry in the immediate foreground (check the pot to the right of the plant), but sharply crisp on the pots in the middle ground, to the right of the woman in darker smock and hat.

I can't resist pointing out the two beautiful light bulbs above the head of the sister with the classic nun headgear.

Kitchen Tablet

Here, let me Google "rutabaga recipes" for you.

Calm Before the Storm

Going by what it reads on the wall clock, it looks like today's personnel are getting ready for the lunch crowd. Whatever the entree, the bread's included!

[If chowder is on the menu, this would be the Clam Before the Storm. - Dave]

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