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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

A Nice Hot Cup of Delicious Air

A Nice Hot Cup of Delicious Air

October 1942. Girl worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

Fantastic

What a great, tack-sharp photo! Nice subject, too.

Sunblock required

A few minutes in that location could get you toasted.

Delicious air!

1. This is how she stays so slim and trim. (I envy her long, tanned legs!)

2. Now we know how she stretched her wartime coffee ration to the end of the month...

 
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