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Club Med: 1937

Club Med: 1937

February 1937. "Abandoned house on the Withlacoochee Land Use Project, Florida." Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Now that's forward thinking!

On the left side of the house below the 666 for colds and fever sign is a lonely poster advertising the 1938 Fair Feb 4 to 15. Only a year in advance. Now that's planning!

[It's actually an old sign for the 1936 fair. -tterrace]

Stop or I'll Dazzle!

Is that a row of bottle caps nailed to the board bottom left of the house--a makeshift guardrail or just for show?

The sign they needed most?

Post no bills.

[Or: BOAST NO PILLS. - Dave]

Royal American Shows

Once the largest Midway provider in North America with a 60 car train to transport the rides and various games and booths. Out of business by the 70's but my childhood remembers them well.


Too graphic for my sensibilities!

Three Sixes for malaria?

Is that "Malaria" on the partially-obscured 666 (called "Three Sixes" in their radio ads) sign? I've always seen the "COLDS FEVER" signs, but I never heard them make a claim for curing malaria.

Also, I would be particularly interested in the dirt track racing at the Florida State Fair, but sadly, that was last year's (the 1936) fair.


Looks like it took care of just about everything--even biliousness!

Any "colorizers" out there looking for a little something to do?

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