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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAPALLO, ITALY: 1947
 

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Porch Patrol: 1941

Porch Patrol: 1941

March 1941. "Defense workers in front of rooming houses. Norfolk, Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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These two young guys look about twenty, or younger, to me. My own mother quit high school at 16 in 1942 to go to work in a defense plant and made good money until the end of WWII. After all, there was a war on!

Defense workers?

I realize as I get older kids look younger but I really can't believe these two are defense workers. Defense workers' kids maybe.

I know, all you have to go by it is written the negative.

[He's old enough to smoke! - Dave]

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