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House of Ill Repute: 1939

House of Ill Repute: 1939

May 1939. Peoria, Illinois. "Prostitutes 'roping' at window." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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I wonder: is it red?

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They DO "play in Peoria."

Roping?

Definition please.

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