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Read 'Em and Weep: 1941

Read 'Em and Weep: 1941

Detroit, summer 1941. "Girls playing cards and drinking Coca-Cola." The card table seems to have turned in this seventh installment of Arthur Siegel's mysterious photos for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Small pox?

The one on the left in the bathing suit has something on her thigh that looks it could be a small pox vaccination scar. It was sometimes put on the thighs of little girls, so that it would be covered by their skirts. There were girls my age who had it, too. It didn't work too well, though, because by the time we reached our teens, the mini-skirt had been born!

Keep calm and purl one

The lady on the left appears to be knitting herself a new dress.

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