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Small Change: 1927

Small Change: 1927

Washington, D.C. "Babies -- 1927." Today only, two for one. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.


Contents under pressure

Warning...Do not fold..Spindle...Or mutilate. Contents are under pressure and may leave the container without warning. May cause 18 years or more of sleeplessness and a hollow sensation in your wallet.

Laurel and Hardy

The early years.

Early play date

Cute Shorpy baby pics are fun especially when these guys could still be living today. 86 or 87 years old?

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as opposed to the costs of wining and dining, courtship, prenatal care, delivery, divorce etc.

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THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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