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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Camping Self-Portrait: c.1910

Camping Self-Portrait: c.1910

Donald Jenne of Minneapolis embarking on his camping and land prospecting explorations of the North Woods of Wisconsin. Approx. 90 miles south of Duluth in the Hayward area is Lac Court Oreilles where he eventually purchased land. He is 19. Photo taken with his new Kodak No.3A Special Folding camera. Scan of a print from his scrapbook. View full size.

 
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