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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

And Now the Adults

And Now the Adults

From the same spot with the group of kids, now the adults. Included in the cast are my grandparents, one of my great aunts, a great uncle, my great-grandparents, and a couple others I don't recognize. Taken around 1946. View full size.

The Winners

of some sort of contest by the ribbons on their chests, plus the corsages of varying sizes. Maybe it was Mother's Day. I would guess that this picture was taken in Los Angeles in the ever abundant court-styled bungalows. Nice photo.

'40s fashions

You can see that prosperity has come back to these families. It wouldn't surprise me if these ladies worked in the factories, building tanks, planes,etc. They have the money to buy these lovely dresses. Let us not forget the short, WILD ties the men are wearing. Oh, bring back these fashions!

 
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