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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

I Want Food

I Want Food

Children picket at a waiters strike at the Raleigh Hotel in Washington, D.C. From the National Photo Company collection, between 1918 and 1920. View full size.

 

freaky

Somebody tell me those are midgets? Please??

And what's with the woman in the background. Is this a spirit photo? Was this taken before or after the "kids" were churning out ectoplasm?

MID-WAIL!!!

Looks to me like this photo was taken mid wail for all seen!! Wonder why Papa is just lending a "hand" instead of in the photo.....

 
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