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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY TO THE CARIBBEAN BY CLIPPER, c. 1950s

Spelling It Out: 1920

Spelling It Out: 1920

April 15, 1920. Washington, D.C. A timeless message from the tots seen earlier today in the previous post. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Miss O

Little Miss O is clearly bored with the whole thing.

Anti-M?

Way to go "M". Keep your head in the game! Just bitter because I kept trying to figure out what or who "anials" were before I noticed her turned to the side.

 
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