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Vintage photos of:
When Teacher's away, the boys will play. Posed mayhem from St. Louis photographer Fitz W. Guerin. View full size.
A well-rounded young lady in dancing costume as photographed in the studio of Fitz Guerin in 1902, the year before his death. View full size.