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XXXX Coffee Chums: 1942

XXXX Coffee Chums: 1942

May 1942. "Central City, an old mining town in the mountainous region of Central Colorado." Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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I love black-&-white

I happened to photograph that "Owl" wall last October with my 1942 Adox Adrette.

That's Not Lens Distortion

The building about halfway down the street with the "Coors On Tap" sign is quite droopy. I'm amazed it's held on to today.

One chum to another

Where have you bean all my life?

Coffee Chums

The XXXX chums, in MCMXLII and MMXI.

The Good Package Coffee

Brew me a cuppa!

No, thanks!

Stair-step machine sales in old Central City, Colorado, were near zero.

There's Less Mud These Days

Less mud, more casinos, but it doesn't look too different otherwise these days. https://goo.gl/maps/GqCrCSKFh4ASpf3h7

Central City memories

I'm loving this series. I spent quite a bit of time in Central City in the early 1970s. In the 30 years that passed between Vachon's visits and my own, not much had changed -- it was still rustic. It's a very different place now that the casinos have completely taken over.

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