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Hampstead 1943 - mothers protest to demand day nurseries for their children so that they could engage in war work.

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Hampstead, UK, 1943 - mothers protest to demand day nurseries for their children so that they could engage in war work.

World War II evacuees, at a nursery in Middlesex, England - 1941

Young War Evacuees - - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. A nurse looks over a row of toddlers who sit along a wall as World War II evacuees, at a nursery in Middlesex, England. 1941 Wonder what happen to these beautiful children.

17th January 1941: A group of girls working at sewing machines to make uniforms for British sailors. There is a large model Bulldog, symbol of British spirit, on their work table to inspire their production. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

January, 17 1941 - A group of girls working at sewing machines to make uniforms for British sailors. There is a large model Bulldog, symbol of British spirit, on their work table to inspire their production. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Homefront workers making do during the housing shortage: "...whenever we get to feeling sorry for ourselves, we think of what the soldiers are up against."

Homefront workers making do during the housing shortage: ".whenever we get to feeling sorry for ourselves, we think of what the soldiers are up against.

Unable to feed her children, a mother hides her face in shame as she puts them up for sale. Chicago, 1948.

Unable to feed her children, a mother hides her face in shame as she puts them up for sale. Chicago, 1948.

William Vandivert, A young Russian child getting something to eat in a Displaced Persons Camp during World War II, Germany, April 1945.

A young Russian child getting something to eat in a Displaced Persons Camp during World War II, Germany, April 1945 - William Vandivert

The "Harvey Girls" --"Intelligent girls of strong character between 18 and 30."  Waitresses had been in a category with prostitutes. Then, all along the Santa Fe railway, from Kansas to California, Fred Harvey opened a dining room every 100 miles, staffed by an elite core of women. "A sociologist could not have invented a better method by which the West could become inhabited by so many young women anxious to take part in the building of a new region.” Myth-free history at the click.

How the West Was Won… By Waitresses

El Tovar Harvey Girls Harvey Eating Houses on the Santa Fe Railway employed young women between 1880 and In this photo is Fred Harvey General Manager, Victor Patrosso.

These are pictures from a 1937 Life magazine profiling 9 year old Eunice, from Tennessee, and her new HUSBAND, 22 year old Charlie, who lived next door. I couldn't find a lot on them, except an old article with her mother not understanding what the problems was, stating that after two weeks of marriage they did not live as "man and wife." I also found her obituary (2006!). She stayed married to him their whole lives, and had seven surviving children.

These are pictures from a 1937 Life magazine profiling 9 year old Eunice, from Tennessee, and her new HUSBAND, 22 year old Charlie, who lived next door.

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Women move into the wartime labor force - NARA. Payday at the Cornhusker Ordance Plant, Nebraska.

They Were Wed - British brides who came to America with their American servicemen husband during WW2

Six Decades Later, British War Brides Look Back

They Were Wed - British brides who came to America with their American servicemen husbands during

In 1909 none of these things had been invented: zippers, band-aids, traffic lights,  bubble gum, penicillin, sunglasses, ballpoint pens, shopping carts, nylon stockings, kitty litter, and milk cartons. In the US there were about 230 reported murders. The average life expectancy was 47. An accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year and a dentist $2,500. The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year, sugar only cost four cents a pound and eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

1909 none of these things had been invented: zippers, band-aids, traffic lights…

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