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Once Upon a Time: 1941

Once Upon a Time: 1941

July 1941. "Sunday afternoon. Vincennes, Indiana." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.


Those Socks

are just plain awesome!


In the old days they had the Internet and video games but they were called "books." Beautiful picture.


Except for the full head of hair, this could be my Grampa. It brings back those warm summer evenings, before air conditioning. Thanks for the memories!

Lazy hot July days... for iced tea (UNSWEETENED, as God intended!) a good book, and the shade of the front porch. If this were my grandpa, I'd happily settle in that other chair...

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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