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The Dolls of War: 1942

The Dolls of War: 1942

June 1942. Washington, D.C. "Rubber salvage display at Georgia Avenue filling station." Starring Rubber Ducky and Chiquita Banana. This would have made a nice Kodachrome. Photo by Marjory Collins for the OWI. View full size.

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Oh, not the rubber truck!

I had several different models of that same line in the when I was a kid in the early 70's. I wonder if they dated from that far back.

Racy Chiquita

I never recall seeing the topless Chiquita, just the Carmen Miranda version.

Burn me, melt me, stamp me into canteen gaskets ...

Just don't put me in the 'frigerator!

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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