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Foursome in the Card Room: 1943

Foursome in the Card Room: 1943

The reason for all that showering and shaving: "Girls entertaining their guests in the card room at a residence for women working in the government for the duration of the war. More privacy is afforded here than in the main lounge." (Mind if we put the tripod here and turn on some lamps?) View full size. June 1943, Arlington, Va. Photo by Esther Bubley, whose probing lens will not be denied.

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One of Esther Bubley's greatest talents was the ability to just fade into the background and take pictures of real life. She just allowed life to go on as she documented it. This is probably the epitome of that skill.

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