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The Naturalist: 1915

The Naturalist: 1915

Washington, D.C., circa 1915. "Child with birdcage." A budding Audubon with her notes. Or maybe a recipe. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

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Two birds in a gilded cage.

[Or is it ... three?? - Dave]

Is that a bow?

I thought a second bird had landed on her head!

Wash and wear

Now there is an hour's worth of starching and ironing... right down to the hair bow!


Oh, man, I love that bird cage; it's essentially a cake stand with a wire top. (So maybe it IS a cookbook she's holding.)

Or Maybe a Recipe

Dave, I do thoroughly enjoy your slightly warped sense of humor.

["Slightly"? Hmph. - Dave]


I love the serious look on her face.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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