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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Lil Swinger: 1922

Lil Swinger: 1922

August 29, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Catherine May Byram, Plaza baby show." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Ow.

We had an "educational" swing just like that when I was little. It taught me about momentum when the neighbor kid swung back in it and caught me in the chin.

The others got a quick demonstration in decibels and the Doppler effect.

Easy Error

Thought at first Dave had found an early, early picture of one Paris Hilton, but, alas, twasn't.

88

That's how old Catherine is if she's still with us. What a cutie!

 
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