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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

The Gatekeepers: 1900

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The Gatekeepers: 1900

Circa 1900. "Residence near country club. Ann Arbor, Michigan." Our house: a very very very fine house. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

The waiting game

Soon the homeowners will emerge and from their carriage toss sweet rolls to these patient urchins. Trickle-down works!

Inside, outside

Two of the kids may be barefoot but they don't look raggedy at all. So the they probably belong inside, and upstairs as well?

 
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