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Neighborhood Watch: 1942

Neighborhood Watch: 1942

June 1942. Washington, D.C. "Apartment house at 1739 Seaton Road." 4x5 acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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My old house

Fascinating! Unbelievable. We lived here until my grandma went to heaven. You killin' me Smalls/Schorpy. It has since been gentrified, but still basically the same.

Gordon Parks the Shaft's director?

If I am not mistaken this is the very same Gordon Parks who used to be a LIFE photographer and went on to be the acclaimed director of SHAFT and SUPERFLY. Am I correct?

[Gordon Parks directed Shaft; his son, Gordon Parks, Jr., directed Super Fly. -tterrace]

Still There

A little more upscale these days - and only a few block from Ben's Chili Bowl!

The blue/grey one is valued at $750,000.

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