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Vintage photos of:
July 1943. Greenville, South Carolina. "Air Service Command. Men of the Quartermaster Truck Company of the 25th Service Group having a card game in one of the barracks." Stag counterpoint to the girls back home. Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.
The next entry in this curious series of photos from the Office of War Information archive, taken by Arthur Siegel in the summer of 1941 in Detroit. We're now well into the subset of pictures bearing the notation "This image in jacket marked 'Killed'."
"Detroit, Michigan. Girls playing cards and drinking Coca-Cola." View full size.