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Whippet Kids: 1940

Whippet Kids: 1940

Christmas day, 1940. These are my four little cousins - Lenore, Isabel, Anne and Murray - all older than I, because I didn't appear for another dozen years. They are paying a call on their grandmother and aunts, from the farm next door. Their father's car was a Whippet, but I don't know what year. I still live in this house, and it has much the same view, although the suburbs are encroaching. Photo taken by their, and my, aunt Jean. View full size.

The kind of smiles that make you smile.

Doesn't get much cuter than this bunch!

How cute!

They all look like little pixies!

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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