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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FIGHT DISEASE WITH CLEANLINESS: 1936

A Solo Stroll: 1941

A Solo Stroll: 1941

August 1941. "Ewen, Michigan. Former lumber town in Ontonagon County." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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And way fewer phone lines

Judging from the telephone poles the solo stroller is just coming up on what is now Ewen Gas Mart, a British Petroleum station, where they carry only regular and diesel.

He's nicely dressed. I wonder where he was going?

Everyman in Anytown

It's nice to see that places like this still exist. These days Anytown USA is made from a cookie cutter, with the same shops, and the same restaurants.

Masonic light globe

Maybe they held their meetings upstairs above the print shop.

Not too much left

Anytown USA

Sadly, a similar scene is playing out across the nation and for good reason. Keep your distance and please stay safe all. Thanks to Shorpy for reminding us and keeping us entertained in time of need.

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