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American Pickers: 1943

American Pickers: 1943

June 1943. Oswego, New York. "Children, recruited for farm work, waiting outside the U.S. Employment Service to start work for the summer." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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US "Crop Corps" needs 500,000 boys and girls

Great post--terrific history here. A seasoned-citizen neighbor remembers volunteering for the Crop Corps while growing up in Texas. He got a little CC patch to have Mom sew onto his jacket.

Brochure: "Victory farm volunteers of the U.S. Crop Corps need 500,000 boys and girls"

U.S. Office of War Information film "Youth Farm Volunteers"

Maybe Shorpy will also post pic(s) from the "Women's Land Army of America" (WWI & WWII)?

[We already have a Land Army photo here, and more Crop Corps photos here. - Dave]

Brogues

On the only kid not smiling, the boy with the straw hat and wristwatch: exactly like the brown pair I bought 35 years ago. The best shoes ever.

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