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Wait, Watchers: 1943

Wait, Watchers: 1943

July 1943. Washington, D.C. "Waiting for the parade to recruit civilian defense volunteers." Entertaining themselves with the hand-held device known as a "newspaper." Photo by Esther Bubley, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Helmets

It looks like the two boys on the left are wearing child size Civil Defense helmets.

Thought-Provoking!

Your thought provoking comment gives this photo tremendously more impact on how many ways and how far we have come.

Excuse my bus

[Hint: many locations have earlier street views available, such as this from 2014 without a bus. -tterrace]

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