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A young woman models in a studio for photographer Fitz W. Guerin. No date is recorded with the photo, but it was probably taken around 1902. View full size.
A young woman models in a studio for photographer Fitz Guerin, c. 1902. View full size.
A young model lies in bed with a book. Photo by Fitz W. Guerin, between 1900 and 1903. View full size.
A young woman models, wearing a cowgirl outfit and holding a rope. Photo by Fitz W. Guerin, c. 1902. View full size.
When Teacher's away, the boys will play. Posed mayhem from St. Louis photographer Fitz W. Guerin. View full size.
A well-rounded young lady in dancing costume as photographed in the studio of Fitz Guerin in 1902, the year before his death. View full size.
From 1902, another of Fitz Guerin's metaphorical maidens.View full size.