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Madonna of the Sandbags: 1942

Madonna of the Sandbags: 1942

"Noontime rest for a full-fledged assembly worker at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company." October 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.


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Sandra's Mom

Yes, looks a lot like Sandra Bullock's mom.

Looks like Kate Beckinsale

Looks like Kate Beckinsale in Pearl Harbor...

I was wrong

It appears there *were* pretty girls back then. I guess they just stayed out of the beach beauties contests...

Sandy Bullock is still young enought for me!

Self-explanatory, but true.

Star Quality

She looks like a young Sandra Bullock

Pretty girl 2

She has a tear on her sleeve, her button holes are worn
but she dressed up her outfit with the brooch, she must have had class, she was beautiful, I bet some G.I. had her picture on him in the war.

[That was dirt on the transparency, not a rip in her sleeve. Now gone. - Dave]

Beautiful young woman, and

Beautiful young woman, and if she's still alive today, she's in her 80's, wrinkled and old. Wonder what happened during those in-between decades.

pretty girl

is that a pencil in her ear?

Nice brooch

Is that a tiki or African motif?

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