Awkward Photo of Little Girl in Bathing Suit

The expression on this girl’s face is bizarre … “why the hell are you making me hold a doll, a B.F. Keith’s sign and this stupid parasol, while sitting on this uncomfortable sand?” Poor girl. She looks miserable.

June 28, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Girl in bathing suit." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
June 28, 1923. Washington, D.C. “Girl in bathing suit.” National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Washington was in the throes of a horrible heat wave that summer, with two people dying the same week that this photo was taken.

 

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