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Sampson, Chico and Slew: 1944

Sampson, Chico and Slew: 1944

March 1944. Washington labor canteen. Band for a St. Patrick's Day dance sponsored by the United Federal Workers of America, Congress of Industrial Organizations. View full size. Medium format safety negative by Joseph Horne.

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The band is from the Army's Engineering Replacement Training Center at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. I would assume that Group 2 refers either to the second class being process by the center or a particular section within the training center.

By the way the guys are drinking Royal Crown Cola. Now what they might have slipped into it is anyone's guess.

[Also, the lion and Latin motto "Fare Fac" are from the Fairfax County crest. - Dave]

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