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Step Children: 1921

Step Children: 1921

Washington D.C., 1921. "Star (Central High)." View full size. National Photo Co.



This is the episode where Blossom and Six go back in time while doing a project in their History class...

Obvious pun aside

I love pictures like this where you can see the hand knitted clothes and the different textiles. I am not sure why but I find being able to see the details fascinating. Is that a cameo pin or necklace that the nurse is wearing?

Pile On

I would have labeled it "Concrete Children." Oh wait . . . the lack of an associative double meaning may have rendered it un-funny.

Good job, Dave.

Las Vegas

Well gosh.

It is a complete and utter mystery!


Dave you crack me up!


Maybe if you stare at it long enough.

Step Children

Any explanation for the label? The lady appears to be a nanny or, perhaps, a nurse but "step children" puzzles me. Thanks.

[Hmmm. That is a puzzler, isn't it. - Dave]

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