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Backstreet Boys: 1935

Backstreet Boys: 1935

1935. "Row houses in Washington, D.C." Running the vertical gamut from natty to gritty. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Little boys

I think these cute little boys deserve at least one comment! I wonder if the family had a small scale salvage yard. There are several groups of like items there that could have been sold for something. I just hope they did it sometime in the next five years. After that, the government would have wanted it and not paid a whole lot for it!

 
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