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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

A Tisket, a Tasket: 1906

A Tisket, a Tasket: 1906

Richmond, Virginia, circa 1906. "Home of John Marshall," 19th-century Chief Justice, federalist and noted authority on what's in that basket probably delicious food. 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Peanuts

I would guess parched peanuts. When I was growing up in Pensacola years ago kids used to sell little bags of peanuts from baskets just like that one.

No basket of goodies now

But the house looks much better.

 
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