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Dear Shorpy: 1922

Dear Shorpy: 1922

New York. April 27, 1922. "Vreeland." The lyric soprano Jeannette Vreeland, whose accomplishments include what is said to be the first concert given from an airplane -- a radio broadcast from a Fokker over New York on April 14, 1922, in support of tubercular veterans. Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.


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Her Nibs

Jeanette is using a quill, but if you look closely, she is cheating -- the quill has a steel nib affixed to it.

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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