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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

The Clark Family

The Clark Family

This photo among others was just marked The Clark Family. I believe they lived in Michigan probably the Port Huron area. I remember my mother getting letters and cards from a Clark family. I know nothing else about them, maybe someone will recognize them. View full size.

An exception

The whole family smiling! Even the baby on the post is showing her pleasure. How unlike the vast majority of olden-days photos with dour faces. The photographer may have said or done a funny thing, but we can also see that the parents are warm and gentle people.

 
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