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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 – 12/01/16 (Computing Division, Soldiers’ Bonus: 1924)

Daily Photo — “Computing Division, Soldiers’ Bonus: 1924”

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I love not only the snapshot of the office at work and the technology these ladies are using, but little details like the full hat and coat racks and open windows with fans blasting in late November!  Let’s not even bring up how much “computing” has changed in the past 90 years…

November 24, 1924. Washington, D.C. “Computing Division, soldiers’ bonus.” Clerks at the “Bonus Bureau” calculating benefits for World War I veterans. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

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Posted by on December 1, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 3/26/14 (“Women Working in a Japanese Ammunition Factory”, 1941)

Daily Photo — “Women Working in a Japanese Ammunition Factory, 1941”

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1941, Japan.  Women working in a Japanese ammunition factory.

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Posted by on March 26, 2014 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 9/19/13 (A Woman’s Work, 1942)

Daily Photo — “A Woman’s Work, 1942”

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October 1942. “Women become skilled shop technicians after careful training in the school at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Long Beach, California. Planes made here include the B-17F Flying Fortress heavy bomber, A-20 assault bomber and C-47 transport.”

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Posted by on September 19, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 8/13/13 (A Female U.S. Army Audiovisual Technician Stands Beside a Videotape Editing Console, 1973)

Daily Photo — “A Female U.S. Army Audiovisual Technician Stands Beside a Videotape Editing Console, 1973”

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Posted by on August 13, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 5/3/13 (Do Your Bit, 1940s, NYC)

Daily Photo — “Do Your Bit!”

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Undated Photograph, but it appears to be in NYC during World War II.

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Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 4/19/13 (Tube Inspector, 1942)

Daily Photo — “Tube Inspector, 1942”

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July 1942. “Ford bomber plant at Willow Run, Michigan. Inspection of more than a thousand separate tubing pieces composing the fuel, hydraulic, de-icing and other systems in a bomber is a highly important job. This young employee at the giant Willow Run plant uses her tiny flashlight to discover any internal defects in the tubing.” Photo by Ann Rosener, Office of War Information.

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Posted by on April 19, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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