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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THERE'S NO MEDICINE FOR REGRET, 1945

Little Hallers: 1933

Little Hallers: 1933

Washington, D.C., 1933. "Robert Haller children." An unidentified Haller tot with equally anonymous Big Brother. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

My blanket!

I am aghast. I have my baby blanket which my grandmother
made for me 67 years ago, in the same pattern as the one here. Tear in my eye.

No one's touching this one I see.

Yeah, it's kind of an awkward pose at best.

[I will have to rummage around in the basement for our stash of 11-foot poles. - Dave]

Such Innocence!

Absolutely Precious! (although if the upholstery on the arm of the loveseat is frayed, I'm surprised the blanket wasn't used to cover it up)

 
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