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A Bite Two Eat: 1943

A Bite Two Eat: 1943

April 1943. "Washington, D.C. -- A cafeteria." Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Lunch on the home front

More of Esther Bubley's wonderful photographs of ordinary women on the go during WWII. Bubley must have stepped away from the table to take the picture and the plate closes to us must have been hers. This is quite a nice spread, and I remember that old, heavy American-made china that restaurants and cafeterias used back in the day. As usual for the forties, the women have extremely elaborate hairdos. And this is for daytime.

That Bottle of Sauce

...the glass-topped cork rings a distant bell from my boyhood. Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce? Today's plastic screw-top is better, but sadly lacking in character.

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