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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Head Case: 1912

Head Case: 1912

"Boy Scout training demonstration, 1912." The third photo so far in our series on Scout first aid. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Yet another one...

I hope it's alright that I'm just posting these in the comments but I was inspired to illustrate a second Boy Scout after this one yesterday.

If there are more than these six, I'd love to see them.

Irony

Is it not likely that his young man participated in the Great War a few years later? If so, this photograph sadly may have prefigured an actual wound.

 
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