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Ice Cream Social: 1942

Ice Cream Social: 1942

July 1942. Washington, D.C. "Sunday at the municipal swimming pool." Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Leaner looks

Most of those guys look like ice cream is not a frequent treat for them.

Military age?

It's hard to imagine this many young men out enjoying a sunny afternoon at the pool with a war raging in Europe.

[These boys are younger than draft age, which was 21 when this photo was taken. - Dave]

Ankle Strings

I'm guessing that they may have a locker key tied to their ankles.

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