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Archive for ‘March, 2016’


DPI recently acquired a collection of photos which also included letters written to Len Alberici of West Babylon, N. Y. from soldiers attached to the 25th Infantry Division in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War in 1967-1968. From reading these letters it became evident that this was a close knit group of friends who one by one went off to serve their country.
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Pouch barn paintings were most common in Ohio during the early part of the 20th century. Painted on the side of barns and visible from passing roads were advertisements for Mail Pouch Tobacco. Farmers were paid a fee for the use of their barns in the advertisement of the tobacco. Nature abhors a vacuum and so these painted barn advertisements performed the same function as billboards at far less of a cost.
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