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Trunk Show: 1943

Trunk Show: 1943

July 1943. Montgomery County, Maryland. "Bathers on the side of the pool at the Glen Echo amusement park." Where the boys are. Medium format acetate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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So's The Crystal Pool

Washingtonians who have reached their Medicare years will recognize this jingle which ran endlessly on 1960's radio http://kaptainkidshow.com/glenechobobraleigh1.mp3

Kiddie favorite Cap'n Tugg hung around the Crystal Pool.

Memories

Looking at this, I can smell the chlorine and hear the noise, kids hollering, diving board flexing, water splashing, etc.

Where the (white) boys are

Since Glen Echo was whites only until 1961.

Oh, Mac!

The skinny guy reminds me of "Mac" in the Charles Atlas ads on the back of comic books when I was a kid. "Darn it! I'm sick and tired of being a scarecrow!"

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