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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • GEORGE WASHINGTON CROSSING THE PIES

Fenno Jacobs

To the Republic: 1942

To the Republic: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. Schoolchildren pledging allegiance to the flag." Photo by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Fill In the Blanks: 1942

Fill In the Blanks: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. Girls at drugstore." Luncheonette and Fountain Service. But what's the word behind the girls? Photo by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Second Helping: 1942

Second Helping: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Conn. Monty's Diner." It's these guys, and they're back. (Actually, their front.) Photo by Fenno Jacobs for the OWI. View full size.

 

Read All About It: 1942

Read All About It: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. Where Southington folk buy their magazines." Photo by Fenno Jacobs, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Bumper to Bumper: 1942

Bumper to Bumper: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. Amusement park." With a dress code. Photo by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Monty's Diner: 1942

Monty's Diner: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. Monty's Diner." Next door to the Wigwam and Redmen's Club. Photo by Fenno Jacobs for the OWI. View full size.

 

Memorial Day: 1942

Memorial Day: 1942

May 1942. Southington, Connecticut. "An American town and its way of life. The Memorial Day parade moving down the main street. The small number of spectators is accounted for by the fact that the town's war factories did not close. The town hall is in the left foreground." Medium format Kodachrome transparency by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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