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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • PROTECT HER FROM TUBERCULOSIS

Guys and Dolls: 1942

Guys and Dolls: 1942

Spring 1942. "Detroit, Michigan. Girls coming out of the Highland Park Chrysler plant." Photo by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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There's no missing the size of that "V for victory" pin.

The Steno Pool

The Dolls obviously work in the office.

 
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