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Wrapped in the Flag: 1917

Wrapped in the Flag: 1917

New York, 1917. The American soprano Marcia Van Dresser, who participated in War Bond and patriotic programs at the Metropolitan Opera. And on that high note, Shorpy wishes you a Happy Fourth of July! View full size.

 

Stella

Today is my mom’s birthday (age 86), and because her Brooklyn-born mother loved the stars and stripes so much she named her Canadian-born daughter Stella. Happy birthday, Mom, and happy Fourth of July, all you American Shorpy followers.

 
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Shorpy.com | 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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