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Hosed: 1943

Hosed: 1943

July 1943. "Glen Echo, Maryland. An attendant washing the sand from people who are going to the swimming pool from the beach at Glen Echo amusement park." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Robots

Automation has robbed America of some of its best jobs. Last time I went to the public pool, there was a showerhead over the locker room exit, instead of the personal touch of a man with a hose.

Re: Lifeguard

He seems a little young to be a lifeguard. And the word on the bottom of the Red Cross swimming badge ends in -or, so it could be Instructor or even (more likely) Senior or Junior.

Life Guard on Duty

The boy on the right has the Red Cross lifesaving Certificate

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