Wedding, late 30s to mid-1940s. Most likely Chuckatuck, VA.
This is my great-great-aunt Matsie, born in 1917 - she was absolutely wonderful, and I love this picture of her.
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Wedding, late 30s to mid-1940s. Most likely Chuckatuck, VA.

This is my great-great-aunt Matsie, born in 1917 - she was absolutely wonderful, and I love this picture of her.

Snowy ladies-only Thanksgiving, Wyoming, 1940s

From Galileo to Cosmic Rays, by Harvey Brace Lemon. University of Chicago Press, 1934 (this is the sixth pressing, from 1940). Drawings by Chichi Lasli
News update: I work in an auction house now, and regularly get to take home boxes of unsold books, like the one above!
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From Galileo to Cosmic Rays, by Harvey Brace Lemon. University of Chicago Press, 1934 (this is the sixth pressing, from 1940). Drawings by Chichi Lasli

News update: I work in an auction house now, and regularly get to take home boxes of unsold books, like the one above!

Like mother, like daughter (grumpy).
1940s.
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Like mother, like daughter (grumpy).

1940s.

Christmas, 1939 (it must have been a warm one!)
Polly (my grandmother) is about 18 months old here.
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Christmas, 1939 (it must have been a warm one!)

Polly (my grandmother) is about 18 months old here.

Teenager in the sun, early 1940s.
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Teenager in the sun, early 1940s.

Girls Scouts, 1940s.
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Girls Scouts, 1940s.

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Cherry Ames, Visiting Nurse. By Helen Wells. 1947.
"It is every girl’s ambition at one time or another to wear the crisp uniform of a nurse. Certainly, girls everywhere love to read stories in which a nurse is the heroine. At least a million girls already know and admire Cherry Ames; have laughed over her pranks, and her gay adventures and wept over her problems."
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Cherry Ames, Visiting Nurse. By Helen Wells. 1947.

"It is every girl’s ambition at one time or another to wear the crisp uniform of a nurse. Certainly, girls everywhere love to read stories in which a nurse is the heroine. At least a million girls already know and admire Cherry Ames; have laughed over her pranks, and her gay adventures and wept over her problems."

My great-aunt’s super gay Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Wyoming, 1940s
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My great-aunt’s super gay Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Wyoming, 1940s

(Winter in Wyoming, 1947 - my great aunt and a couple of friends hauling buckets of water up the hill to their cabin.)
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(Winter in Wyoming, 1947 - my great aunt and a couple of friends hauling buckets of water up the hill to their cabin.)

Wyoming, 1940s.

(The photos are worth clicking on - tumblr preview sort of mangles them)