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Family snapshot, 1950s

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A mother and father with three young children pose in front of their car. The father, wearing cowboy boots and a striped cowboy shirt, sits in a hospital-style wheelchair, holding the smallest child on his lap. The mother stands behind the father, her hands resting affectionately on his shoulders. The other children hold the sides of the chair; one wears saddle shoes.

Courtesy Post-Polio Health International