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Vintage photos of:
1910. "Columbia crew at Poughkeepsie boathouse -- Members of the Columbia University varsity eight-oared crew team. Top row: R.K. Murphy, F. Miller, Paul Renshaw, A.M. Hamman, W. Steinschneider, G. Downing; bottom row: S. Pitt, A. Brock, and F.H. Saunders at Poughkeepsie, New York, for an intercollegiate regatta." Gelatin silver print. Bain News Service. View full size.
May 1944. "New York. A small boy arriving at Greenwich House, where he is enrolled in a nursery school program, receives day care while his mother works." Another perspective on the door glimpsed earlier here. Photo by the wonderfully named Risdon Tillery for the Office of War Information. View full size.