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Another from the same batch, this one labeled "1952." The cars are colorful in this part of the country! 35mm red-border Kodachrome slide. View full size.
Our second scan from this batch of color slides I found on eBay is of what looks to be a Fire Department car, snapped in 1949. There are many clues in this batch as to the location, but I thought it might be fun to let people guess as the series progresses. 35mm Kodachrome red-border transparency. View full size.
June 1911. Norfolk, Va. "Teaching the Young How to Sell. Gus Hodges, age 11, instructing his brother Julius, age 5. I found Gus selling as late as 9 p.m., and he said that he had made over one dollar a day. Julius and another brother, 9 years old, had made 25 cents that day." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.