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Vintage photos of:
"Card game at Floyd's -- Feb. 11, 1952." In this latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes (or is it a Mama's Family prequel?) we have, going clockwise from lower left, Dottie, Ivan, Grace, Rach and Floyd playing Rummy Royal, with the empty chair belonging to Hubert, who took the picture. View full size.
May 1943. "Keysville, Virginia. Randolph Henry High School cafeteria. Typical lunch for 15 cents: candied yams, macaroni and cheese, fruit salad, deviled eggs, dessert and milk. Milk is free and children can have as much as they want." Photo by Philip Bonn for the Office of War Information. View full size.