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I Feel a Draft: 1917

I Feel a Draft: 1917

New York, 1917. Examining a potential recruit aboard the Recruit. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.


I nominate this...

...a top 10 Shorpy headline and photo pairing for 2008.

Goober Pea

[We humbly thank you. Alternate title: "Feeling a little draftee." - Dave]

Above the Scale

The suitcase on the small staircase is most likely a scale. I'm curious what the paper tacked above it says.

[We'll see it again before long. - Dave]

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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