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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Our Excellent Adventure: 1942

Our Excellent Adventure: 1942

September 1942. "Richwood, West Virginia. Young men on train leaving for New York state, where they will help in the harvest of tomatoes, apples and other crops." Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Sweet Spot

You're old enough to make a buck, but too young to go to war. Enjoy it while it lasts boys.

Left sleeve, perhaps?

Where's the pack of Camels been tucked?

 
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