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Girl in pants, or mom on a fence by Robert Barone

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<br />In the late 50's my mother didn't like to pick me up at school; she would wait a block away. Why? Because she insisted on wearing pants and the good nuns of Saint Francis Xavier discouraged her from waiting outside the school.

Photo taken in June,1947, the Bronx, New York.

Fire escapes on the Grand Concourse, the Bronx.

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Bathing beauties in jackets by Robert Barone

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<br />My mother (right) and my aunt (left) at Orchard Beach in the Bronx in May, 1947.

This photo has taken on a life of its own, 10,000 views on Flickr but many more on Tumblr, Pinterest and many blogs. A vintage jewelry company in Holland has asked if they could use it as a logo.

No. 4 trains in the Burnside Avenue Station.

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Houses in Kingsbridge Heights, the Bronx.

A house in Pelham Gardens, the Bronx.