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Desperado: 1941

Desperado: 1941

July 1941. "Store with cap guns and fireworks for sale, Fourth of July, Vale, Oregon." 35mm acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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General Patton would not approve

... of pearl grips on a cap gun. And while I like a good Hubley, I'm a Fanner 50 man.

Hubley

A first-rate brand. Ask the kid who owned one.

Very nice inventory, I am partial to the pearl handled 1911.

"A dog"

A plaster dog, at that. I bet his mother just loved it! Well, at least it didn't need to be housebroken.

Cap Rolls

The "ammo" for a cap gun is a roll of red paper with small amounts of explosive powder. The smell of the smoke emitted along with the shot was part of the experience.

I give up

What in the world is on the front of this young man?

[A dog. - Dave]

Regrets

"If only I hadn't spent all my money on licorice twists!"

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