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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Family Postcard

Family Postcard

This postcard was found amongst a bunch of family photos. Here we have my grandmother, my aunt (on the left) and my mother. Two brothers would come along later, after the family relocated to Venezuela. I'm not sure about the location of this photo, but it's probably in New York. Given my mom's age, I'd place this around 1952-1953. View full size.

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