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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Pilgrim Day: 1920

Pilgrim Day: 1920

Washington, D.C. "Force School Pilgrim Day group, 1920." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

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John Boy Alden looks like he's thinking, "I wanted to be an Indian with feathers and warpaint but nooo, I have to wear this stupid paper collar and cardboard hat!"

 
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