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Vintage photos of:
August 1943. "Bear Mountain, New York. Interracial activities at Camp Fern Rock, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service. Loretta Gyles of the Methodist Camp Service pulling a bow." Boys' Camp canoe at 11 o'clock! Photo by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.