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The reason for all that showering and shaving: "Girls entertaining their guests in the card room at a residence for women working in the government for the duration of the war. More privacy is afforded here than in the main lounge." (Mind if we put the tripod here and turn on some lamps?) View full size. June 1943, Arlington, Va. Photo by Esther Bubley, whose probing lens will not be denied.