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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

WW2, The Gallery

In a Jiffy: 1942

In a Jiffy: 1942

November 1942. New York. "Nurse training. Hospital preparations for air raids involve the training of street accident units for increased efficiency. Nurses wear coat and skirt that can be put on over uniform in a jiffy." Medium format nitrate negative by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

This Won't Hurt a Bit: 1942

This Won't Hurt a Bit: 1942

November 1942. Babies' Hospital, New York. "Nurse training. At the ping-pong table in the game room, Susan Petty, student nurse, enjoys a bit of relaxation after a busy day's work in the wards." Photo by Fritz Henle. View full size.

 

Wait, Watchers: 1943

Wait, Watchers: 1943

July 1943. Washington, D.C. "Waiting for the parade to recruit civilian defense volunteers." Entertaining themselves with the hand-held device known as a "newspaper." Photo by Esther Bubley, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Parade Rest: 1943

Parade Rest: 1943

July 1943. Washington, D.C. "Spectators at the parade to recruit civilian defense volunteers." Photo by Esther Bubley, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Vendor #113

Vendor #113

July 1943. Washington, D.C. "A man selling flags and buttons at the parade to recruit civilian defense volunteers." Medium format negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Drip-Dry: 1943

Drip-Dry: 1943

June 1943. "Arlington, Virginia. Washing clothes in one of the laundry rooms at Idaho Hall, Arlington Farms, war duration residence hall for women government workers." Photo by Esther Bubley, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Plastered: 1942

Plastered: 1942

November 1942. Babies' Hospital, New York. "When student nurses have completed much of their training they can relieve nurses like this one for war service, and can take over such duties as attending patients in corrective casts." Photo by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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