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September 11, 1937. "'Slinging Sammy' Baugh, new addition to the Washington Redskins. The Texas Christian U. star is rated as one of the greatest of this generation as far as the passing game goes. Sammy's most recent feat was the practical winning alone of the Green Bay all-stars game at Chicago with a series of sensational passes. He is 24 years old, weighs 190, is six feet tall. Followers of professional football will hear a lot from Sammy this fall." View full size.
Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Foundling Hospital playroom." Another look at Lieutenant George Pickett III and tots at the Washington Asylum for Foundlings (generally, babies found after being abandoned by their mothers shortly after birth -- think basket on a doorstep with a note attached). Lieut. Pickett was manager of a fund drive that sought to raise $10,000 for the kids. View full size.