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Pull In for Pepsi: 1941

Pull In for Pepsi: 1941

March 1941. "Four o'clock traffic. Norfolk, Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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You CAN have it both ways

One establishment serving both Coke and Pepsi? This is truly a bygone era.

Spell binding

Thanks to Kines and Dave on the spelling of Old Timy -- as opposed to Tiny. To be honest I thought I saw an M as opposed to an N but the word "Timy" would not register. Guess I'm a traditionalist.

Almost too Tiny to tell, but

Does the sign maybe say "Old Timy" library? More commonly spelled "timey" these days?

[Yes! - Dave]

Granby Street

After reviewing this photo for a while, and taking into account this is afternoon traffic, I have to think that this is a photo of Granby Street just south of where it crosses the Lafayette River. The cars are probably returning from shifts at the Norfolk Naval Yard I am wagering.

Old Tiny Library

There are other words -- in cursive -- on the sign, but I can't make them out, so I'll just say I want to visit the Old Tiny Library and buy a few gifts, then go to the cafe for dinner (lunch) of a sandwich, with what my stepdad used to call a "Coke-Cola."


Dinner, Supper, that's what we called them, now everyone calls "supper" dinner.

[And "dinner" is lunch. - Dave]

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