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From around 1948 comes this candid Kodachrome of young Linda on her throne, sporting a new 'do. 35mm color slide found on eBay. View full size.
March 1943. "Sumnerfield, Texas. Brakeman running back to his train on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad between Amarillo, Texas, and Clovis, New Mexico, as it is ready to start again, after having waited in a siding." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.
August 1943. "Bear Mountain, New York. Interracial activities at Camp Fern Rock, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service. Loretta Gyles of the Methodist Camp Service pulling a bow." Boys' Camp canoe at 11 o'clock! Photo by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.