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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BRIDGE AT ARGENTEUIL, 1874

Funny Girl: 1949

Funny Girl: 1949

Circa 1949. Little Linda, noted for what some perceive as a taciturn demeanor, shows us what a laff riot she really is. 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

Linda "Marx"?

she obviously went to the Groucho school of fashion!

All They Ever Want

Girls just want to have fun!

Clowning

for the camera. She probably grew up to be the life of the party.

Love that fieldstone fence. Sure looks like New England.

 
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