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Keeping a Low Profile: 1948

Keeping a Low Profile: 1948

1948. Mooseheart, Illinois. "Activities at Mooseheart orphanage. High school boy and girl in their Cadet Corps uniforms." And their chaperone. Kodachrome by Stanley Kubrick for Look magazine. View full size.

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