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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE FRENCH RIVIERA: 1952

Selfie: 1950s

Selfie: 1950s

This is a photo found among my wife's old albums of two unknown soldiers and her father from some time during the Korean War.

I've always found the shot somewhat mesmerizing simply because it has an almost timeless air about it due to the expressions on everyone's faces.

Her father, Harold Mailloux (1930-2014), is on the right, I have no clue who the other two men are or where this was taken (I'd love to ID the location, and if some miracle happens, the other two soldiers.)

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