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

Unlikely Suspects: 1941

Unlikely Suspects: 1941

March 1941. "Effigies of George Washington, Joe Louis and some criminal in a traveling sideshow 'crime museum.' Washington and Joe Louis are examples of 'what you may become if you go straight.' Near Fort Bragg, North Carolina." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

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