My 20-ish dad working on one of his early WPA murals, this one in Ft. Warren, Wyoming.
Amazing. I can't even imagine how such a young person creates such a massive and assured oeuvre.
Admirers watching him at work. This photo looks staged (possibly for the press?). I know none of the details, except that the woman in this shot is identified as Jane Frazee, one of the Frazee Sisters, a singing vaudeville act of the 1940s, who later became a prolific musical and western actress, as well as working with Abbott and Costello. Since my dad was 20 years my mother's elder, I know little about his young life, and can therefore not tell you how this photo came to be.