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The Odyssey of Esther Bubley: Part 1.

The Odyssey of Esther Bubley: Part 1.

"Without engaging a hotel room, traveling servicemen may take a shower, shave, and wash and iron clothes at the United Nations service center in Washington, D.C." View full size. Photograph by Esther Bubley, one in a series 2,105 pictures she took of servicemen going about their lives in 1943, and we looked at them until our eyes bled. (Soap? Razors? Towels? In the Control Room, heh heh.)

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