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Red Injun: 1936

Red Injun: 1936

December 1936. "Main street [Broad Street] of Selma, Alabama." 8x10 inch nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. View full size.


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Wagon Wheels

Those wagons are quite collectible today. The one in front with the questionable name, is similar to one featured in a recent Shorpy post and a later version in the 1992 movie Radio Flyer.

The Photoplay magazine is one of many publications , a Hollywood idea from the 1920s that promoted movie stars, and added to the allure and enticement of that behemoth of an industry.

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Strewn all over the sidewalk. Just like that? Appalling!

Very strange there

At first, I also thought that the round object on top of the streetlight was a clock but upon closer inspection I'm 100% certain that that's an old tire.

[That's a metal casting for the clothing store's street clock. Not an old tire. - Dave]

Snowed Under

Lawrence Saunders' short story "Snowed Under" will be made into a film about a playwright who is working under a tight deadline and just happens to be snowed-in in his remote cabin with his girlfriend and two ex-wives. Hilarity ensues.

Time has flown

I assume there was once a clock there.

I don't wanna be fixed

Below is the scene today. The first two story building on the right is where Keeble McDaniel's "fixings for men" was located.

Photoplay Cutie

That is Canadian born actress Norma Shearer on the cover of that mag. Also that was the month that featured a story about Shirley Temple.

Magazine Stand sign title!

The sign on the news stand advertising SNOWED UNDER in the latest Liberty
magazine: the same year Warner Brothers made a B-picture starring George Brent
using that story. Not a very good movie, either!

If $3.85 seems a little pricey for that tricycle

Just keep walking.

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