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A Little Privacy, Please I

A Little Privacy, Please I

Children are taught personal hygiene at the nursery school at the Queensbridge housing project in Queens, New York. Photograph by Arthur Rothstein, June, 1942. View full size.



No doors!? I have nightmares like that!

Poor Kid

The expression on that child's face says it all.

Poor dear

Yeah, I agree. Cute as this is, it's going too far.

Worse yet,...

is the fact that a guy's roaming the girls' restroom taking photos.

Poor kid

This poor girl looks horrified. Its bad enough there are no doors on the stalls, you have to take pictures too.

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