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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Fire Patrol: 1912

Fire Patrol: 1912

Washington, D.C., 1912. "Naon children." Our second look at Romulo Naon Jr., son of the Argentinean ambassador, and his siblings -- patrician antecedents of the Addams Family. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Doll

Wednesday Addams would have already removed the head.

Oz

I'm waiting for a house to land on the girl on the left.

Star Trek

I now know where the Romulan characters came from.

Ms. Gulch?

The witch on the left looks to be related to Margaret Hamilton.

Fire Patrol

I sure would like to have that wagon for my collection.

 
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