Esther Bubley

Regimental Ball, 1943

Regimental Ball, 1943

Young man in uniform and young woman in fancy dress dancing at a regimental ball held at Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, D.C.. Photo taken in 1943 by FSA photographer Esther Bubley. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

Memorial Day Tribute: 1943

Memorial Day Tribute: 1943

African American women at Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Description with photo says, "Decorating a soldier's grave in one of the Negro sections on Memorial Day." Apparently even Arlington Cemetery was segregated in the 1940s. FSA / OWI photo by photographer Esther Bubley, 1943. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

High School Girls: 1940s

High School Girls: 1940s

Girls in the cafeteria at Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, D.C.. Photo taken in 1943 by photographer Esther Bubley. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

Lonesome Soldier Needed: 1943

Lonesome Soldier Needed: 1943

Description with the photo:

Washington, D.C. Girl sitting alone in the Sea Grill, a bar and restaurant, waiting for a pickup. "I come in here pretty often, sometimes alone, mostly with another girl, we drink beer, and talk, and of course we keep our eyes open--you'd be surprised at how often nice, lonesome soldiers ask Sue, the waitress, to introduce them to us".

White Waiting Room: 1943

White Waiting Room: 1943

Mixed race group of people waiting to load buses at the Memphis bus terminal with White Waiting Room sign in the background. Photo taken in 1943 by photographer Esther Bubley. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Sewing for the Cause: 1943

Sewing for the Cause: 1943

A volunteer at the United Nations service center sewing insignia and newly-acquired chevrons on the overcoat of a paratrooper, Washington, D.C.. Photo taken in 1943 by photographer Esther Bubley. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

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