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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE MIAMI: c. 1960s

Maine Woodsmen: 1943

Maine Woodsmen: 1943

May 1943. "Spring pulpwood drive on the Brown Company timber holdings in Maine. Woodsmen's bunkhouse radio provides the only direct contact between the woods and the outside world. Evenings in the bunkhouse, the woodsmen can hear the news, mend ripped pants, rest their feet after 13 hours in wet or stiff working boots." Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Brown's Timberland!

So said the signs along the road when my parents made a wrong turn on a vacation trip to Maine and we found ourselves driving...and driving...and driving...and all we could see was trees! This might have been around 1968? I'm not sure if Brown's still owns that vast tract of forest but it impressed teenage me greatly.

Care for a Walnetto?

A brand of candy that became part of a recurring gag on the Laugh In TV show.

A Trio of Pipes

The three pipes being smoked in a row are of the Canadian type, with a straight stem and a tapered bit, although one is a corncob, which are almost always straight.

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