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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE CITY OF RUINS AND ROSES, c. 1930

1952 Honor Society Trip to DC

1952 Honor Society Trip to DC

Senior students from P. S. du Pont HS in Wilmington DE in 1952 during their Honor Society trip to Washington DC. From left to right, Robert J. Wilson, John Mayfield (partly hidden), Nancy Wittenberg and Karl M. Buretz. Photographer: John Strassburger

It's a Small World

Things were smaller back in those days.

Field Trip

So why is this photo the size of a postage stamp.

 
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