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Loftis Salvage: 1939

Loftis Salvage: 1939

July 1939. "Automobile salvage business in Muskogee, Oklahoma." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Spot on.

I think Commishbob got the right spot because I can see the radio transmission tower in the background in both pictures and assuming it's the same tower the distance and angle are about the same. But other than the tower absolutely everything else has changed.

Baywatch

I love the side addition of the tin shack, sort of a bay window. I am impressed.

West Cincinnati Street

Not much left of it. The block that would have contained 6 West Cincinnati (I'm assuming right there at Main) is one of a handful of small pieces that have survived the expansion of Columbus Avenue. Mr. Loftis' business is positively charming compared to the nothingness that fills the space now.

Familiar scene

I can hear the Sanford And Son theme song playing as I look at this image.

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