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Photo of the Day – 02/04/2019 (“At the Fair”, 1942)

Daily Photo — “At the Fair, 1942”

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Couple at the sideshow, July 1942 Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information.

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Posted by on February 4, 2019 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 03/07/17 (“Soap Shopping”, 1942)

Daily Photo — “Soap Shopping, 1943”

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May 1942. “Greenbelt, Maryland. Father and son shopping in the cooperative store.” Photo by Marjory Collins for the Resettlement Administration. 

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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 – 02/22/17 (“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 – 02/03/17 (“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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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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