1930

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Posing for an action shot in a softball game at a Y camp in Plano, Illinois, 1930.

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In 1930, when Allen Frederick Larsen of Muscatine, Iowa, was four years old, he sat for his portrait up on the rooftop, his bare feet dangling over the overhang. His own father took this photo, we're told, along with many others showing young Allen in precarious poses–often on rooftops, sometimes on railroad bridges. "It's a wonder he grew up to meet Mom," notes his daughter. "Grandfather took a lot of pictures."

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Edgar Allan Poe’s mother’s house. This photo was taken in 1930, a good many years after she lived there.