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

Kaleidoscopes in the Kitchen

Kaleidoscopes in the Kitchen

Found photo dated July 1964. View full size.

Mmmmm, Sugar Smacks!

Back when sugar was still "good," I remember eating those.

As a kid, I loved kaleidoscopes. I STILL do! I am a bit younger than the girls pictured here (not much though) and I would sit for a loooong time (at least fifteen minutes!) and look at the beautiful patterns.

 
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