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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Picnic: 1893

Picnic: 1893

A detail from yesterday's post of picnickers at Marshall Hall.

OMG II

I got your mother to dress like that...she's hot too

"That Chick on the Left"

Is it wrong for me to be in love with a woman who's been dead for 60 or 70 years? Sweet Feathery Jesus, girl! Stopping staring into my soul!

Re: OMG

I was thinking exactly the same thing!
It's a shame, people used to dress so nice.

OMG

That chick on the left is HOT! I wonder if I could get my girlfriend to dress like this?

 
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