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Vintage photos of:
November 1936. "Interior of house. Greenbelt, Maryland." One of three planned "Green-" communities midwifed by the Resettlement Administration during the Great Depression. Luxe amenities included indoor plumbing and electricity. Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.
This circa 1956 Kodachrome of five pastel princesses has no label, so you'll have to pencil one in yourself. ("How long does it take a boy to come back with a cup of punch"?) In the meantime, maybe there's someone out there who'll recognize the room, or an old flame. Scanned from the "Linda" slides. View full size.