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A Sunday morning circa 1964. I would fetch the Sunday paper so my father could read me the funnies. "Peanuts" and "Dennis the Menace" were my favorites. It is probably winter -- my "footy" pajamas would have been necessary in East Texas only in the coldest months. The house was built in 1957. Note the casement window crank and the Danish Modern headboard. I wish I still had my dad's Eames recliner and some of my mother's "mod" furniture. Polaroid scan. View full size.
November 1913. Huntsville, Alabama. "Pete Henson, 414 C Street. Mother said he was 12 two months ago, but has been sweeping in the Merrimack Mill for seven months, so he began at 11 years. Brother Edward said to be 13 years, but doubtful. Mother said they had no Family Record here and gave me ages from memory." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.