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Teen Idle: 1941

Teen Idle: 1941

March 1941, somewhere in Virginia. An uncaptioned photo by John Vachon of Navy-town schoolboys shooting the breeze, possibly in Portsmouth. View full size.

 

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The Interview

The new kid in town is being met by the school's unofficial Welcome Wagon team.

If Bill answers the questions correctly he'll be allowed to exist peacefully in the school as long as he pays his dues (lunch money or some other stipend) and stays away from Hands In Pocket's girlfriend.

The seriousness of the interview is emphasized by the Kid Leaning On Bat.

Alpha male

No difficulty choosing who that is: the stance, the good looks, and the Eisenhower jacket.

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