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Flower Girl: 1955

Flower Girl: 1955

June 1955. "Ballerina Janet." I sense a school play or dance recital coming up. Our first look at yet another batch of color slides found on eBay. View full size.

Ballet recital

I believe her feet are in fourth position.

June 1955 was a momentous month for me.

That's when I was born.


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THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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