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Vintage photos of:
"Wait a minute, Bubba, I think you're doing that wrong." Circa 1948 somewhere in New England, it's little Linda and friend at the drugstore. 35mm Kodachrome slide found on eBay, resuscitated with NikonScan and Photoshop. View full size.