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American Beauty: 1942

American Beauty: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. A girl." Medium format nitrate negative by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Microcosm of America

In May 1942, during World War II, the town was selected by the War Department to be highlighted in a defense booklet called Southington, CT—Microcosm of America. Photographers roamed the community taking photos of residents at work, at play and in their homes and churches. The final publication was intended to show friends and foes alike in Europe the typical American citizens and families, their traditions and values. Thousands of copies were dropped from military airplanes over Europe during the Nazi German Occupation.

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southington,_Connecticut#History

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