Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Shorpy Home Front Photos: Back to Arlington Farms Women Housing

Esther Bubley of the Office of War Information (OWI) was out to Arlington Farms women's housing taking photos of life there for them.

I have previously written about the housing there, hit the Arlington Farms label.  Of course, with all the single women there, it was a big magnet for male service personnel.

5-27-16  NIGHT MOVES: 1943.  June 1943, Arlington, Virginia.  "Girls entertain their guests in one of the two card rooms at a residence for women who work in the U.S. government for the duration of the war."  In this one, the three women and three soldiers are actually playing a game of cards, maybe.

5-28-16 FOUR OF HEARTS: 1943--  June 1943, Arlington, Virginia.  "Girls entertaining their guests in one of the two card rooms at a residence for women who work in the U.S. government for the duration of the war.  More privacy is afforded here than in the main lounge.

And, these two gals are doing their part for the war effort.  No cards are being played, but lots of smooching going on.  I volunteer to pose for this photo.

--GreGen

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