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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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Posted by on March 7, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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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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Photo of the Day – 01/31/17 (“Wehrmacht Snowball Fight”, 1944)

Daily Photo — “Wehrmacht Snowball Fight, 1944”

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Another in the “things you don’t expect to see out of Nazi Germany” category.  Young Wehrmacht soldiers awaiting deployment to the front lines taking a few minutes to let loose and have a friendly battle in a French train yard..

1944. France. “Wehrmacht soldiers having a snowball fight in a train yard awaiting deployment”.  Life Magazine

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Posted by on January 31, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 01/12/17 (“Hitler Youth”, 1938)

Daily Photo — “Hitler Youth, 1938”

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When you think of the horrors of Nazi Germany and everything it, and the Hitler Youth represented, it’s hard to remember that for these kids, it was just like being in the Boy Scouts.  I can easily see these same faces camping in a tent in BSA uniforms.  It also makes one wonder how many of these smiling boys survived the next seven years.

1938. Stuttgart, Germany. “Von der 6. Reichstagung der Auslandsdeutschen (Hitler Youth in tent during festivities for the 6th Annual National Days of Foreign Germans).” Photo by Heinrich Hoffmann, Kochstraße 10, Berlin. 

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Posted by on January 12, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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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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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 – 12/09/16 (“G.I. Joey”, 1942)

Daily Photo — “G.I. Joey, 1942”

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Even in the midst of the most harrowing war the world has ever seen, it’s wonderful to see these playful images of our soldiers escaping and enjoying the little things, like a mascot kangaroo, for a little while.

September 10, 1942, somewhere in Australia. “American soldier at advanced allied base with his pet kangaroo.” Photo by John Earl McNeil. 

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Posted by on December 9, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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