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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA: GREAT BARRIER CORAL REEF

Fred Welsh: 1914

Fred Welsh: 1914

Sept. 10, 1914. The boxer Fred Welsh, proprietor of the Fred Welsh Health Farm. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Fred Welsh Health Farm

Any idea where the Fred Welsh Health Farm is located, NY City?

strong man

this is from before men took steroids to look strong. what a difference!

I would

I'd mess that fool up.

 
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