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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

Ocey Snead: Exhibit B

Ocey Snead: Exhibit B

Dec. 21, 1907. Our second photo of the posthumously famous Ocey Snead. (The first is here.) George Grantham Bain Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

About Ocey

More from Mark Gribben's The Malefactor's Register.

Dazed & Confused

She was kept on morphine, according to the stories about her, and probably wasn't quite sure what was going on.

Poor Ocey

Doesn't look well at all.

Ocey Abed.

She looks a little nutty.

 
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