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

Ouellette Christmas: 1948

Ouellette Christmas: 1948

My grandparents, with grandpa's family in someones big living room, Christmas 1948. Back: Ida Brousseau, Francis Cowett, Kathleen Ouellette, Eileen Ouellette, Bernadine Ouellette, John Stumph, Antoinette Ouellette, Joseph Rohde. Middle: Mrs. Cowett, Aunt Genn (Marie-Zoe Trudell), Anne LeDuc, Marie Ouellette, Frederick Ouellette, Mary Zmuda, Norman Ouellette. Floor: Aunt Blanche (Marie Christine Trudell), Frank Zillich, Baby Fred Zillich. View full size.

 
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