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When They Were Young: A Photographic Retrospective of Childhood

offers a glimpse of childhood across time, cultures, and socioeconomic circumstances. 65 photos show children working in a factory, pretend sword fighting, dancing at ballet school, playing in the street, swimming, watching a parade, and taking shelter in a ditch during an air raid. Photos include Tad Lincoln in a Union uniform, a boy soldier during the Civil War, and Teddy Roosevelt with children. (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

Since the birth of photography in 1839, the camera has been used to capture the human experience. For many photographers, childhood, so short-lived in terms of time but lasting in impact and memory, has been an inspiring subject.
Suzanne Szasz, 'The Newborn,' 1954. Copyprint of gelatin silver print. Prints and Photographs Division -- LC-USZ62-130889 (1)

The Newborn

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