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Parade Rest: 1943

Parade Rest: 1943

July 1943. Washington, D.C. "Spectators at the parade to recruit civilian defense volunteers." Photo by Esther Bubley, Office of War Information. View full size.


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I am enjoying this series of photographs. They tell us so much about the way ordinary people, looked dressed and carried themselves on the Home Front during the war. The two carefully dressed women here are wearing lovely, flattering outfits, and like the previous commenter points out, great spectator pumps on the lady on the left. And this is also a photo of a white and black women sitting comfortably together during the era of Jim Crow.

Those spectator pumps!

Do those ever bring back happy memories. My mama had a Navy blue pair she wore with a Navy dress that had big white polka dots on it, and she wore a big white hat and dark Jackie Kennedy glasses. I can see her, big as Dallas.

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