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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER, c. 1920s

Political Animal: 1924

Political Animal: 1924

July 30, 1924. "Hazel Watson, Eleanor Howell and Marjie Peacock at Arlington Beach." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

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That Arlington Beach sure looks like the Tidal Basin beach. Note the faint Washington Monument and Old Post Office Building on the horizon at left.

Nice legs

Nice legs, too.

No, not the burro's. The ladies' legs.

It would've been nice if the photographer had recorded more of what his subjects were up to on all of these photos. It's nice to see he included the names of these ladies. I can almost imagine these three friends just took off to the beach on a lark? Left work early for the beach? But who knows, more of the truth is lost to the ages.

Nice

shoes.

Reminds me

of my ex and how she'd waste the entire day at the beach.

[Sitting around on her you know what? - Dave]

 
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