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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY TO THE CARIBBEAN BY CLIPPER, c. 1950s

The Fabulous Fabbies

The Fabulous Fabbies

The office staff of the DuPont "Fabrikoid" factory in Newburgh NY in the 1920s. The facility, known locally as "The Fabby" made coated fabrics, some of which were dubbed artificial leather by the company. My Dad, a recent high school graduate, stands at the far left. He worked for DuPont for 44 years. View full size.

Some flappery clothes

Dad looks proud to be & love the view of all the period clothes, but the short skirted plaid blonde is espescially nice.

 
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