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Vintage photos of:
Selling seashells at the beach in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain, c.1915. Positive in glass taken by my great-grandmother's brother. See the huge class differences existing amongst the two or even three groups of children in picture, but all of them are curious about the same things. We all are equals no matter what kind of dress you wear. It is true now and it was true then. View full size.