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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Cute as a Button: 1914

Cute as a Button: 1914

1914. "Costumed kittens with thread and scissors in overturned sewing basket." Photo by that auteur of feline folderol, Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

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