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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

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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. 😀

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

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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: The Hanna Furnaces in Detroit 1942

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Taken back when America was actually still a great Nation and not the dishrag that it is now.

The Hanna Furnaces: 1942
Coal tower over ovens of the Hanna furnaces, Great Lakes Steel, Detroit. Nov. 1942.

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Photo of the Day: Rosie the Router: 1942

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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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