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Working Moms: 1944

Working Moms: 1944

May 1944. New York. "Two working mothers calling for children at Greenwich House, a neighborhood center, where they have left them early in the morning for day care." Photo by Risdon Tillery, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Hasn't Changed

Greenwich House is still an asset to the community. They still offer ceramics classes and low cost day care. I've sent my daughter there for "art camp" on several school vacations.

Trashy streets!

I am consisently amazed at how much trash there is in the streets, whether 1904 or 1944. When did "Litterbug" become a watchword? Or, where is the little man with the white trashcan on wheels and the broom?

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Dixie Litter

Looks like a "Dixie Cup" was enjoyed that day and the container left in the street. I can see the unmistakeable cup and "tab top" lid with possibly the wooden spoon nearby; another one just left of the No Parking Sign.

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