Vintage Photos at Random

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Ever wonder what General Custer looked like? Here he is in 1863.
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Cool - I didn't know he had freckles!
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Fascinating photo!

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They titled this one "Moommie Dearest" which gave me a chuckle. 1942.

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Storefront alert!!!

September 1940. "Detail of front of building. Silverton, Colorado."
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That's an interesting one. I wonder what a "silver dollar" nite was.

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I like this one so much. She seems right out of a storybook.

August 1941. "Bean picker. Shawano County, Wisconsin." Our Lady of Legumes.
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Really cool photo. I wonder how old she was? She looks 14-15 at the youngest, but could certainly be my age too.
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Kitty wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:44 pm
She seems right out of a storybook.
Yes, she does! I can't put my finger on exactly why. But that is a great photo.

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donnie wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 8:01 pm
Kitty wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:44 pm
She seems right out of a storybook.
Yes, she does! I can't put my finger on exactly why. But that is a great photo.
Her hair gives me Anne of Green Gables vibes!
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