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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Match Point: 1943

Match Point: 1943

October 1943. Washington, D.C. A Woodrow Wilson High School student waiting to use the tennis court. View full size. Photograph by Esther Bubley.

 

Older Then

People looked so much older then for their "age." She looks 30 at the youngest to me.

Stylish

Very stylish! Love the shades and the argyle sweater, not to mention the ragtop in the background. She looks like she's getting through the war years without too much deprivation.

Woodrow Wilson

That's where my wife went to school in the 1980s. She wore the same type of sweater.

 
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