Charles Phoenix's Slide of the Week: A Boy's Room, Los Angeles, CA, 1957

Charles Phoenix’s Slide of the Week: A Boy’s Room, Los Angeles, CA, 1957

A young man waves the Texas sate flag while posing at his mid-century modern desk. An American flag hangs on the wall. He is allegiant to both state and country. Beside the flag hangs a primitive snow scene painting. A corner radio keeps him informed and entertained. Army barracks style bunk beds with chenille bedspreads keep him warm and rested. On his desk sits a globe and a model of a P-80 Shooting Star jet fighter – just like the ones involved in the massive air raid that never ceases on his wallpaper. He is being psychologically predisposed to participate in warfare. His bedroom is his command center. He practices his aim by shooting darts into the trashcan in front of him. It’s his patriotic duty.

Here’s to Jet fighter wallpaper, our patriotic duty and YOU!

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