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Washington, D.C. (vicinity), 1914. "Summer camps on the Potomac. Klassy Kamp." I think there's probably enough going on in this one picture for a 10-part Ken Burns documentary. Note the Victrola and waterborne equivalent of a Coke machine. The Arlington Bottling sign on the boat advertises "Ginger Ale, Sarsaparilla, Lemon Soda." National Photo glass negative. View full size.
Indianapolis, 1968. My brother Dan on his Schwinn along with sister Beth on her trike, in the alley next to our house. Our cousin David is back by the fence. We were all dressed up for our youngest brother's Baptism. View full size.