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Fat Stock Parade: 1940

Fat Stock Parade: 1940

March 1940. "Part of the parade which opened the Fat Stock Show. San Angelo, Texas." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Those were the days

With that little ding on the fender, I hope that old LaSalle still ran great.

Eyes right as parade approaches

Except the man in lower right, hands on hips, hat set back slightly, leaning forward, staring across the street to the left like he is a G-man in search of a fugitive.

Love Me Some Shorpy!

Seeing this photo reminds me that I never realized that cars did not get all-steel roofs until the mid-thirties before I read about it on Shorpy!

The parade has been rerouted

The website for Meyers Drug states it was located at 26 South Chadbourne Street, between the Central National Bank and Sears, Roebuck buildings from 1934 to 1958. That would place it where the parking lot is now. The entrance to the bank has been reworked, removing the front steps. The building across the street has been replaced with something probably built in the 1960s or 70s.

If you look at the tile and awning on Meyers Drug and compare it to Shorpy's previous picture, 'A Bumper Crop: 1940' -- I believe it is the same building, on the right. Swing this embedded street scene around and you'll see both of those buildings are also gone.

Well Dressed Parade

Hey, I think I see a guy with no hat on --

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