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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

A United Front: 1943

A United Front: 1943

13,000 Win Applause in OCD Parade

        An estimated 150,000 spectators joined with approximately 13,000 marchers in the Civilian Defense parade last night in the opening of a drive for 22,000 civilian defense volunteers, giving Washington its largest demonstration of unity during the war, and by so doing served notice on the Axis that America's home front is well guarded.  -- Washington Post, July 31, 1943

July 30, 1943. Washington, D.C. "Office of Civilian Defense. Spectators watching the parade to recruit civilian defense volunteers." Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
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The spectators appear to be standing in front of the Central National Bank Building, also known as the Apex Building, on Pennsylvania Avenue at 7th Street.

 
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Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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