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In 1960 my father, working for the USDA on Long Island, New York, was looking through a dump one day and found this fat packet of old film negatives. He brought them home with him and kept them in a box. They are 3.5 inches square, probably taken with a Kodak No. 2 "Bullet" camera. Some had writing on their paper sleeves, and it is from this that I determined the place and time. Most of the images appear to be from Malone, New York. This one was labeled "Mabel and Daisy on the street." View full size.