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Spring Rollers: 1941

Spring Rollers: 1941

March 1941. "A miscellany of pictures in overcrowded Navy towns. Housing in Portsmouth, Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

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Clamp-on

No, the worst was having the skate come off your shoe mid-stride, and still have it strapped on your ankle whereby you lacerated and bruised the other ankle with it!

Naval Housing in Hampton Roads

When my wife and I got married, we rented a small home near the Norfolk Naval Station. It was a small home built for naval housing at the start of WWII.

If you read the biography of Joseph Levitt, of Levittown fame, he got his start building homes in Norfolk at around this time. I have wondered if he built the home that we lived in down there.

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Clamp-on wheels

My siblings and I all had those clamp on roller skates as kids in the '70s
The worst thing was falling off the front porch into the evergreen bushes.

What a flashback

I recognize those houses! Small world.

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