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Tung Oil Paint Shipment; circa 1920s-1930s

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In Collection: S.G. Thigpen Digital Collection


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From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a train delivering tung oil paint. Two men inside a train car behind rows of paint hold a sign reading, “Thermolyzed Tung Oil Paint, made by the O’brien Varnish Co, South Bend, Ind. Shipped to Thigpen Whitfield Home Co, Picayune, Miss. The South's first car load of tung oil house paint." S. G. Thigpen stands with two other men to the left of a Thigpen-Whitfield Hardware Company truck.

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