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Record Time: 1943

Record Time: 1943

June 1943. "Arlington, Virginia. Girl in her room playing phonograph at Arlington Farms, a residence for women who work in the government for the duration of the war." Photo by Esther Bubley, Office of War Information. View full size.


Equal time for lookers

I think this one deserves the Pretty Girls tag.

Arlington Farms?

OK, Shorpyites, who can tell this fan of the DC area where Arlington Farms was?

[Google. - Dave]

Beacon blanket

That's an old Beacon blanket on the bed. My parents had one like that and it lasted for years. They had a big woolen mill in Swannanoa, NC that burned down a few years ago.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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