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Vintage photos of:
March 1944. Washington, D.C. St. Patrick's Day dance at the Washington labor canteen, sponsored by the United Federal Workers of America, Congress of Industrial Organizations. View full size. Medium format safety negative by Joseph A. Horne for the Office of War Information.
May 1957. "Smith Wedding." Found 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.