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Vintage photos of:
Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "No caption." Someone out there must know who these ladies are. UPDATE: Thanks to the excellent research of Mudhooks, we can identify this as a portrait of Major Julia Stimson, superintendent of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.