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July 1935. "Kitchen of an apartment available for rent in the District of Columbia." One of hundreds of photographs taken by Carl Mydans to document housing conditions in the poorer sections of Washington, D.C., during the Depression. 35mm nitrate negative for the Resettlement Administration.

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An American sailor passionately kisses a nurse as thousands jam into Times Square to celebrate the long-awaited victory over Japan in World War II.

Shorpy Historic Picture Archive :: Hard Licker: 1942 ~ July 1942. East Montpelier, Vermont. "Richard, age 5, son of the farmer Charles Ormsbee, has his own war project -- he has agreed to lick all the savings stamps for the family." Photo by Fritz Henle, Office of War Information.

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New Zealand circa 1930s. "Model at sink in kitchen equipped with Atlas electric stove and Zip water heater."

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February 1936. "Kitchen in Westmoreland Homesteads. Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania." Westmoreland Homesteads, built by the federal government as part of the National Industrial Recovery Act during the Great Depression, was a model community that housed the families of laid-off coal miners. by diane.smith