American soldier kissing his English girlfriend on lawn in Hyde Park,1944. Photo by Ralph Morse (via)
A WWII soldiers photo-booth collection c.1942
African American men and women in service during WWll
Londoners seek shelter during WWII in the Aldwych tube station, April 1941.Photograph by Acme News Pictures, Inc.
Thousands of wedding rings that were removed from those in Concentration Camps.
Women workers employed by U.S. Department of Agriculture timber salvage sawmill. Ruth DeRoche and Norma Webber, 18-year-old ‘pit-women,’ relaxing after lunch.” Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information, New Hampshire, 1943 (via)
USS Astoria sailors on a brief liberty at Mog Mog fleet recreation center in Ulithi Atoll. January 28th,1945 (x)
Maria Montez (in the hat) guest hosts the Miss Victory Beauty Contest held at the Victory House in Los Angeles, 1942
Actress Janet Blair preparing to strip off one of her tight sweaters to add to clothing collection drive of war relief agencies, at home. Hollywood,1945 Photo by Martha Holmes (x)
Tattooed sailor aboard the USS New Jersey (BB 62), photo by Lieutenant Commander Charles Fenno Jacobs, December 1944 (x)
A welder at a boat-and-sub-building yard adjusts her goggles before resuming work, October, 1943. By 1945, women comprised well over a third of the civilian labor force (in 1940, it was closer to a quarter) and millions of those jobs were filled in factories: building bombers, manufacturing munitions, welding, drilling and riveting for the war effort.
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