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Photo of the Day – 03/10/17 (“Garbage In, Garbage Out”, 1943)

Daily Photo — “Garbage In, Garbage Out, 1943”

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It’s very interesting to see how little (and how much) trash truck technology has evolved in the past 70 years!

May 1943. “New York. Emptying garbage and trash from Harlem apartment houses.” Photo by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. 

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Posted by on March 10, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 03/06/17 (“Pearl Refused”, 1943)

Daily Photo — “Pearl Refused, 1943”

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January 1943. Washington, D.C. “Pearl Ginsburg refused to have her boardinghouse rent raised.” Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. 

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Photo of the Day – 02/23/17 (“Safety First”, 1942)

Daily Photo — “Safety First, 1942”

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December 1942. “Chicago, Illinois. Workman grinding out a small part at the Chicago & North Western repair shops.” Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. 

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Photo of the Day – 02/22/17 (“The Romance of a People”, 1942)

Daily Photo — “The Romance of a People, 1942”

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I love the details you can see in the products displayed here.  And imagine having this shop and all these goods on display when you think about what was happening in Europe at this exact moment in 1942!  It’s an absolute testament to the freedoms we’ve always enjoyed here in America.

August 1942. “New York. Window of a Jewish religious shop on Broome Street.” Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. 

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Photo of the Day – 02/16/17 (“Rainy Day Times Square”, 1943)

Daily Photo — “Rainy Day Times Square, 1943”

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Granted, this is showing a day in New York where it seems to be pouring out, but Times Square looks absolutely empty!  Compare this to what you might see there today.

March 1943. “New York, New York. Times Square on a rainy day.” Photo by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. 

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Photo of the Day – 02/08/17 (“South Hill St., Los Angeles”, 1942)

Daily Photo — “South Hill St., Los Angeles, 1972”

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Another “then and now”, this time in sunny Los Angeles.  Unlike most of these you see in large, ever-evolving big cities, the buildings are are all remarkably well preserved here. — [GOOGLE MAPS]

April 1942. “South Hill Street, Los Angeles.” Now playing at the Warner: The Male Animal. Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information.

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Photo of the Day – 02/03/17 (“Handy Helpers for Defense”, 1942)

Daily Photo — “Handy Helpers for Defense, 1942”

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These young men are collecting paper and what look like tin cans (I am sure at other times had collected other items as well) for a scrap drive. Most of these items were reused or recycled to support the American war effort in World War II.

May 1942. Southington, Connecticut. “Boys collecting paper and metal for scrap drive.” Photo by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. 

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Posted by on February 3, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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