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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FRENCH BICYCLE GODDESS, c. 1898

Great-Grandmother M. 1907-1926

Great-Grandmother M. 1907-1926

Died giving birth to Grandfather C. (my paternal grandfather).

I really wanted to share this photo even though it's not large enough. People who have seen it really like it.

Thanks for sharing

Thanks for sharing

so pretty

died so young ...

she was beautiful.

I love her hair.

A very pretty profile. She looks very petite.

she was pretty

died so young, thanks for showing us

 
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