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Gingham Style: 1943

Gingham Style: 1943

June 1943. "Arlington, Virginia. Girl getting food in the service shop at Idaho Hall, Arlington Farms, a residence for women who work for the U.S. government for the duration of the war. The shop help is run on a self-service basis." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.


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"The shop help is run on a self-service basis"

Well, it was until miss gingham here plunged her hand into the deep fryer.

Arlington Farms

Arlington Farms one of the many construction projects in DC done by the John McShain Inc Construction Company. Having done a brief search of the company I have found little of its liquidation after McShain's death. There was definitely a lot of difficulties after McShain began to spend more time in Ireland and web searches yield a great many lawsuits during that period. Any information on the history of this company after his death would be appreciated.

"Now what's in this one?''

My educated guess is ice cream and very very cold milk for the malteds. Straws are at the ready.

Looks familiar

This young lady looks very much like my daughter (born 1981). The fact that there's a coffeepot close by is also no surprise.

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