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Ola Baskerville
Ola Baskerville • 1 year ago

Naval Training Station, San Francisco, California. "Do Not Spit On The Floor, To Do So May Spread Disease" sign on the balcony edge of the Drill Hall floor of the Main Barracks, which is in use as an extemporized sleeping area.

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