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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

Pier Group: 1904

Pier Group: 1904

New York circa 1904. "Manhasset. Bathing at Manhanset House, Shelter Island." Poised boys and a girl. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

I would really like

to find the person that came up with that diving style, and ask him what the heck was he thinking.

Long Ago Smile

Just love the little boy's smile, appears he is looking right at me 109 years into the future. Something about the girl gets me too.

A smile that defies time

That little guy second over, grinning at the camera is long gone and yet his joy jumps out at us 109 years later. I've seen those kinds of happy smiles on my kids and their friends over the years and they are both wonderful and truly timeless.

 
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