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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THERE'S NO MEDICINE FOR REGRET, 1945

Summer in Worcester: 1913

Summer in Worcester: 1913

My ancestors enjoying the summer of 1913 in Worcester, Massachusetts. We found all of these photos in an album in a box in my grandmother's basement. Unfortunately, she has passed away so we were never able to ask her about the family in these photos, but my grandfather has been able to tell us about some of the ancestors in these photos. I've been scanning them for months, there are hundreds of beautiful photos. View full size.

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