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An old 48 star American flag in the front window of a thrift shop in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


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Summit City Thriftplex

The first thing I noticed about this small secondhand shop was the large 48-star American flag on the wall, which is visible through the front window in the evenings. The store's owner said it came from the USS Hoist (ARS-40), a U.S. Navy ship that he served on in the 1980s, though the flag itself is quite a bit older.

A sign in the window says: "WARNING. Due to price increase on ammo, do not expect a warning shot."

It was raining when I photographed this place, which is on Goshen Road, just north of State Boulevard, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.





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summit-thriftplex-medium-unframed 10x13 inch Unframed $350.00
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