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Frederick Blaine Humphrey Photos

Frederick Blaine Humphrey was born in New York state in 1876. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1900 and served in the Nebraska legislature in 1908 and 1909. Humphrey was an amateur photographer who delighted in interacting with his subjects. While he photographed all over the state of Nebraska, his most interesting images come from his work with children in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Three friends 8957
Three friends, about 1910.

paperboy 103309
A paperboy in downtown Lincoln, about 1910.

Too Choos candy 5815
A small boy reaches up to buy Too Choos candy from an early vending machine, about 1910.

Three boys 7970, Three boys laugh 103308
Three boys laugh after exchanging shoes, about 1910.

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