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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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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