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Night Moves: 1943

Night Moves: 1943

June 1943. Arlington, Virginia. "Girls entertaining their guests in one of the two card rooms at a residence for the women who work in the U.S. government for the duration of the war. More privacy is afforded here than in the main lounge." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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The guy on the right may have on his wingtips, but the brass on his lapel indicates he's in the Signal Corps (two crossed flags and a torch).

Ante up, winner takes all

I don't know what card game they are playing, or what they are playing for, but there appears to be a few coins in the middle of the table under the soldier's hand. It seems odd to me though that they can all pretty much see each other's cards. I thought that was verboten.

And of course --

The smoking lamp is lit.

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