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On the Waterfront: 1943

On the Waterfront: 1943

March 1943. "New Orleans, Louisiana. Poydras Street dock worker." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.


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Could he have been a contender?

In the good old days of break-bulk carriers, a strong set of arms and a high tolerance for corruption were necessary attributes. Ignore what the guys in the suits were doing and keep your eye on the paycheck.

Apparently, our subject gave blood recently, if the pin on his hat is any indication.

And Lee J. Cobb is just outside the frame, drinking it straight from the bottle.

Morten Milling Co.

According to the 1942-43 Worley's Dallas City Directory, the Morten Milling Co. (makers of La France Flour) was located at 916 Cadiz Street, just south of downtown Dallas. The telephone number was Riverside 3251.

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