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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Brooklyn, NY: 1942

Brooklyn, NY: 1942

My father, in uniform, with his two brothers in late 1942. Their mother is sitting behind them on the "stoop". Their father was a machinist who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. View full size.

Re: Flatbush

It is [not was] still there.


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Flatbush

The house in the picture is [was?] at 198 E. 31 St. between Nostrand and Flatbush Ave's.

So close...

...to my family as well. My father was in the service in 1942 and he and his two siblings (sisters) lived in Brooklyn with their parents. He father was also a machinist at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and him mother had the exact same 'look' as your grandmother. Small world.

 
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