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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FRENCH BICYCLE GODDESS, c. 1898

Organization Man: 1943

Organization Man: 1943

A display showing savings from materials substitution at the 1943 U.S.-Canadian Combined Conservation Committee Exhibit in Washington, D.C. View full size. Medium-format safety negative by Esther Bubley.

 

N-1

Looks almost like an N-1 deck jacket, standard issue for the U.S. Navy almost up to the Vietnam era. Best jacket they ever made, sadly went the way of the dinosaur to make way for far cheaper seabag items.

 
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