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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • GEORGE WASHINGTON CROSSING THE PIES

Fanny and Hal - 1886

Fanny and Hal - 1886

The original envelope is labeled: Plate No.285, named Fanny & Hal, Seekonk (Mass.), July 7, 1886. Scanned from the original 8½ x 6½ inch glass negative. View full size.

This would be more fun to look at if ...

they could be enlarged.

[Click the "View full size" link. - Dave]

Or Else!

Ya better play that right, wummun! I don't keer if ye just got 5 strangs!
(Yes, I see that they're in Mass., but somehow, I hear a Southern accent, just like my own.)

 
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