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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VITAL TO VICTORY: WWII

Tots in Transit: 1943

Tots in Transit: 1943

September 1943. "Washington Court House, Ohio. Mothers with their babies waiting at the Greyhound bus depot." Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
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What's under their bandannas

I'm thinking pin curls?

And moms on the move

Growing up listening to my parents and relatives talk about America during WWII, it seems the whole country was on the road. These young women could be going to meet up with their husbands, who are out on leave. I wonder if they have curlers on underneath their bandannas.

 
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