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Jumping Jacques: 1918

Jumping Jacques: 1918

September 1918. Dinard, France. "Calestenic Exercises before their swim. Little refugee boys from Nancy at their American Red Cross home at Saint Lunaire. Facilities for refugee children from the devastated regions can accommodate over 500." 5x7 glass negative by Guerin & Chamberlain. View full size.


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Junior Prison

Between the uniformed adults in the back, the formal line up, and these horizontal stripe shorts, these boys look like junior prisoners.

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