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Polarine: 1940

Polarine: 1940

July 1940. "Gas station in Millburg, Michigan." The establishment last seen here. Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Foreshadowing?

A few years after he took these photos at this Standard Oil station, John Vachon went to work for them as a staff photographer. That's according to Wikipedia, and we know Wikipedia is always right.

What I didn't find, however, was whether or not the young man on the right enjoyed the rest of his summer any more than he was enjoying this July day. I sure hope so.

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