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Vintage photos of:
"Bob Le Grende [Legendre], Georgetown, 1919. The track and field star may be one of America's representatives at the Olympic Games at Antwerp next summer. He recently won the pentathlon title at the inter-allied meet in Pershing Stadium, Paris." As it turns out, his life was tragically cut short by illness. View full size.
April 1957. "Mom's birthday, Key West, Florida." From Set 3 of found 35mm Kodachrome slides. View full size. No horseplay in the pool, kids!