Photo of the day

Bobby Sox Brigade: 1942 – July 1942. “East Montpelier, Vermont. Marilyn Ormsbee, in striped dress is president of her 4-H Club, the Montpelier Center Girls, where she learns how to sew and cook economically and well.” Medium format negative by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information.

Back in the days, when young ladies dressed like modest young ladies and not like two-bit sluts; like most young women dress today.

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Photo of the Day: A Place at the Table: 1942

I would have posted this earlier, but, like everyone else on Thanksgiving — I zonked out asleep after all that turkey! I hope everyone’s thanksgiving was a good as mine. :D

A Place at the Table: 1942

July 1942. “East Montpelier, Vermont. The Charles Ormsbee family and his widowed mother, Mrs. Myrtle Ormsbee, at dinner.” Happy Thanksgiving from Shorpy! Photo by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information.

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Photos of the Day: Edelweiss Cafe in Detroit – 1912

It’s a double-header today….

Edelweiss Cafe: 1912

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1912. “Glaser’s Edelweiss Cafe, Miami Avenue.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company

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Detroit Deli: 1912

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1912. “Edelweiss Cafe, delicatessen room.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company

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Photo of the Day: Rosie the Router: 1942

Rosie the Router: 1942

December 1942. “Mary Miller, operator of a router at the Boeing plant in Seattle, drills holes in a part for a new B-17F (Flying Fortress) bomber. The Flying Fortress, a four-engine heavy bomber capable of flying at high altitudes, has performed with great credit in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere.” Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information

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Photo of the Day: Detroit 1917 – Please-Freeze

Back when Detroit was worth a darn; unlike now.

Please-Freeze: 1917

Detroit circa 1917. “Ice fountain, Washington Boulevard.” The big icicle with a small request, discreetly stated on that unobtrusive little sign near the man: PLEASE. The rest of the message is up to your imagination.

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Photo of the day: On Broadway: 1903

Back when America was actually worth a darn. Unlike now.

On Broadway: 1903

Circa 1903. “Flatiron Building, New York.” Looking south down Broadway at this seminal skyscraper, with Fifth Avenue to the right. Also a nice view of the Albemarle Hotel and, at bottom, the obelisk of the Worth Memorial, resting place of Mexican-American War hero Major General William Jenkins Worth (and, incidentally, one of only two monuments serving as mausoleums in Manhattan). 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company

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