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Photo of the Day – 12/20/16 (“Foxhole Christmas”, 1944)

Daily Photo — “Foxhole Christmas, 1944”

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U.S. Army Sgt. John O’Brien of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania makes a cup of tea in his foxhole beside his makeshift Christmas tree prior to the Allied Roer (Rur) river crossing. Near Düren, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. December 1944. 

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Posted by on December 20, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/14/16 (“Time for Lunch”, 1943)

Daily Photo — “Time for Lunch, 1943”

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This would make a wonderful comparison to the modern lunches your students eat!  How much has changed and stayed the same?  Think you could get that plate for 15 cents in 2016??  Another fun comparison or tie in would be to look at some school lunches from around the world here.

May 1943. “Keysville, Virginia. Randolph Henry High School cafeteria. Typical lunch for 15 cents: candied yams, macaroni and cheese, fruit salad, deviled eggs, dessert and milk. Milk is free and children can have as much as they want.” Photo by Philip Bonn for the Office of War Information. 

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Posted by on December 14, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/12/16 (“Girls in a Boardinghouse”, 1943)

Daily Photo — “Girls in a Boardinghouse, 1943”

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Such a wonderful snapshot and look at a candid life moment of two girls living in a Washington D.C. boardinghouse in the middle of World War II.  Checking out all the small details will definitely keep you busy for a while!

January 1943. Washington, D.C. “Girl in the doorway of her room at a boarding­house.” With photographer Esther Bubley (or sister Enid) front and center. Medium format negative for the Office of War Information. 

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Posted by on December 12, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/30/16 (“Paint on Hosiery”, 1940s)

Daily Photo — “Paint on Hosiery, 1940s”

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USA, circa 1940s.  Young women painting black lines on their legs to give the illusion of wearing stockings, since the nylon used to make their stockings have been rationed for the war effort. (Smithsonian Stocking Series

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Posted by on November 30, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Artwork of the Day – 11/23/16 (Thanksgiving Mother and Son Peeling Potatoes, Norman Rockwell)

Daily Artwork — “Thanksgiving Mother and Son Peeling Potatoes, Norman Rockwell, 1945”

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1945 — Thanksgiving Mother and Son Peeling Potatoes.  Oil paint on canvas. Regionalism styles. Norman Rockwell (1880-1946). Private Collection.
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Posted by on November 23, 2016 in Daily Art

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/23/16 (“Pies in Repose”, 1940)

Daily Photo — “Pies in Repose, 1940”

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November 28, 1940. “Pumpkin pies and Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Mr. Timothy Levy Crouch, a Rogerene Quaker living in Ledyard, Connecticut.” Photo by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration
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Posted by on November 23, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/18/15 (“Rush Job”, 1941)

Daily Photo — “Rush Job, 1941”

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December 1941. Washington, D.C. “Workmen at lunch hour on emergency office space construction job.” Photo by John Collier. 

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Posted by on November 18, 2015 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/13/15 (“Japanese Girls in Gas Masks”, 1943)

Daily Photo — “Japanese Girls in Gas Masks, 1943”

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Japan, circa 1943.  Young school girls wearing gas masks during the height of World War II, apparently in the midst of a drill of some kind. 

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Posted by on November 13, 2015 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 10/20/15 (“In the convict camp in Greene County, Georgia”, 1941)

Daily Photo — “In the convict camp in Greene County, Georgia, 1941”

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1941. “In the convict camp in Greene County, Georgia.” Photo by Jack Delano.

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Posted by on October 20, 2015 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 3/27/14 (“Children Playing in New York City”, 1940)

Daily Photo — “Children Playing in the Streets of New York City, 1940”

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1940.  Two children enjoy playing in the street in New York City.

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Posted by on March 27, 2014 in Daily Photo

 

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