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Vintage photos of:
August 1942. "Italian-American parade honoring neighborhood boys in the United States Army." A close-up of the banner glimpsed here. (The bottom, just out of the frame at right, reads WE MUST NOT FAIL THEM.) Medium-format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.