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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE ALASKA, c. 1920s

Bottlecap Bijou: 1939

Bottlecap Bijou: 1939

March 1939. "Abandoned theater decorated with bottle caps. Quemado, Texas." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

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Quemado means 'burned' in Spanish.

Weary traveler, consider yourself warned.

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It's obvious that the bottle-cap builder intended to finish the job. What happened? Perhaps he/she couldn't drink that much soda pop ... or whatever ... before losing interest or being called away on more pressing business.

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