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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Ghost Girls

Ghost Girls

Well I am thinking that two different photos got overlapped onto one negative, I can't explain any further. It does look pretty cool. From my negatives collection. View full size.

Mrs. Tin Man?

Most seem typical hats of the time, but I love the the tin man hat, and wonder if there's a funnel missing from her kitchen.

Silliness!

Almost everyone in the pic is acting silly--a real set up silly pic; so I suspect the double exposure is a bit of canny added-value silly.

 
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