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When Congress Played Marbles

Congressman Simeon D. Fess (R) playing marblesCongressman Simeon D. Fess (R) of Ohio takes aim at some commies and a few Germans on a sunny day in 1924.

For the curious collectors, here is a close-up of the ducks in the circle.

This photo, as well as one of senator Lee S. Overman playing marbles with the same group of boys, are among countless other digital treasures in the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.

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