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The Chopin Store: 1940

The Chopin Store: 1940

June 1940. "Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Old cotton plantation store at Derry Plantation." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

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Just the place.

I have my chopin liszt ready.

Arnold says --

The driver is obviously telling the crowd, "I'll be Bach!"

This way to debt peonage!

This is likely one of those stores that helped keep several generations of sharecroppers in perpetual red ink.

The majority says ...

Let's look at the car instead of the nice lady photographer.

How much ya wanna bet?

They DON'T pronounce it to sound like show pan.

Compose Yourselves

These men are clearly disappointed they couldn't find any Wagner or Bach.

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