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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Jumping Jacques: 1918

Jumping Jacques: 1918

September 1918. Dinard, France. "Calestenic Exercises before their swim. Little refugee boys from Nancy at their American Red Cross home at Saint Lunaire. Facilities for refugee children from the devastated regions can accommodate over 500." 5x7 glass negative by Guerin & Chamberlain. View full size.

 
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SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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