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Don't Drop This: 1943

December 1943. "Without engaging a hotel room, traveling servicemen may take a shower, shave, and wash and iron clothes at the United Nations service center." Another entry in Esther Bubley's curiously comprehensive series of photos for the Office of War Information, documenting shower facilities for enlisted men in wartime Washington, D.C. View full size.
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Dog Wash: 1943

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