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Zestfully Clean: 1943

Zestfully Clean: 1943

June 1943. "Arlington, Virginia. Girls in two of the long line of showers at Idaho Hall, Arlington Farms, suburban Washington residence for women who work in the U.S. government for the duration of the war." Medium format negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Arlington Farms

Arlington Farms had various uses after World War II, but was razed in the 1960s and its site is now part of Arlington Cemetery.

During the war, Arlington Farms was known to male soldiers, sailors, and Marines as a great place to get a date when in town for a few days.

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