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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

Mom: 1942

Mom: 1942

My mother in North Carolina during WWII. I believe this was taken in the spring of 1942 somewhere near Camp Lejeune, where my father was stationed prior to shipping out to the South Pacific. They were married that February in Dillion, S.C. Looks like Mom was wearing some type of work uniform.

Pretty girl

Your mom was very attractive - what a smile!

1942 Hudson

The car your Mom is sitting on is a 1942 Hudson Commodore.

Classic Beauty...

...Both lady and car.

 
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