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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Visions of Sugarplums: 1951

Visions of Sugarplums: 1951

"Xmas 1951." Shorpy and our young, out-of-focus Michigander want to wish you all a very merry Christmas. And now if you'll excuse us, we have to get to bed before Santa gets here! 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

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Childhood, like this picture is such a blur.
All the best in the New Year!

 
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