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Both Sides Then: 1920

Both Sides Then: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920. "Tidal Basin bathing beach -- Tom Miller, 1912 Irving Street N.E." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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Just gotta ask

Is that young lady a guy??

[Could there be a clue in the caption? Or the title? Or the photo? - Dave]

The title should be "Windsong"

Like a fever dream from "Eraserhead," that creepy shot will stay on my mind. No matter how hard I try not to think about it.

Showtime!

The audience is applauding and the young lady has struck a pose suggesting the end of an act. And she looks like Bette Davis! Good times.

TWO GUYS

The two guys standing over on the right side of the photo are an interesting pair. The one seems to be dressed as a hobo clown. Not so sure what the other guy is supposed to be.

Long-lost sister

It's Mary Poppins evil twin.

Love!

This picture is fantastic.

I'm Confused

At first I thought it was a beauty contest, but what's up with the two jokers waiting in the background?

Gentlemen, start your engines

I wonder if RuPaul's great-uncle was there somewhere!

No More Clowning Around

Sadly, through a series of unfortunate mishaps, clowns have gone completely out of favour And the large gathering of happy spectators, through no intent nor fault of their own, accept it as completely normal that they are living in 1920.

And they imagine at this precise moment in time, as we all do in carefree moments, that their lives will go on forever.

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