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Flippin' Burgers, 1938

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Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd 
based on an original 35mm negative nitrate by Russell Lee
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• Colorized giclée art print, made in England 
• Printed on museum-grade archival stock
• Ships in a Tube


ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH

Taken October 1938, Crowley, Louisiana, United States  
(Library of Congress)

"A young man grills hamburgers the old fashioned way before fast food. I’m a big fan of everyday scenes that capture the tapestry of life in the early 20th century. This image was a great technical challenge, with a lot of signage, reflections and details that really tested my patience. My favourite detail is the hamburger patties browning on the side touching the grill, which has about 16 layers of colours on it.

The signage is as authentic as I can make it, if not sourcing the posters used, then branding from the same campaign or advertising run using the brand's colours. Royal Crown Cola is still sold today, and 7-Up’s signage was actually predominantly black and red until the 1940s. The billboards at the top were a challenge but I narrowed down the poster on the right to be Pan-Am Motor Oils’ ‘Ella Cinders’ character which appeared in comics, they are now collector's items.

The poster on the right is advertising the 1938 feature film Spawn of the North starring George Raft, Akim Tamiroff and Louis Platt - filmed in Alaska and produced by Paramount Pictures, whose logo you can see if you look closely."

– Jordan J. Lloyd

Original Caption

"Making hamburgers in concession stand, National Rice Festival, Crowley, Louisiana."

PRINT SIZES

Our prints come in three popular sizes so you can frame them yourself.

LISTED SIZES

M – 12”× 16” inches (30.5 × 40.6 cm)
L – 16”× 20” inches (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
XXL – 30”× 40” inches (76.2 × 101.6 cm)

PRINTED IMAGE SIZE

Please note that the Listed Sizes refer to the print stock which comes with a white border. The printed image sizes are:

M – 8 ½" × 12" (21.6 × 30.5 cm)
L – 12" × 17" (30.5 × 43.2 cm)
XL – 25" × 35 ¾" (63.5 × 90.8 cm)

Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed.

THE SMALL PRINT

Proudly printed by the Silverhill Press, an independent printer based in St–Leonards–On–Sea on the south coast of England. More information about our prints can be found here.

This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only.