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Teenage Boys in ’45: Faced With War, They Act Seriously Playful | LIFE.com

Photos of Iowa teens in June 1945 illustrate that some young Americans refused to let the war overseas define their day-to-day lives.

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Boys, 1945 “Teenage boys spend most of their time just loafing around.

Teenage Boys in ’45: Faced With War, They Act Seriously Playful | LIFE.com

Teenage Boys in '45: Faced With War, They Act Seriously Playful

Photos of Iowa teens in June 1945 illustrate that some young Americans refused to let the war overseas define their day-to-day lives.

Photo by Lewis W. Hine.1908 A young mine worker:  Turkey Knob Coal Mine, Macdonald, West Virginia.

Vintage Photos: 1908

Lewis Wickes Hine, A young mine worker: Turkey Knob Coal Mine, Macdonald, West Virginia, 1908 So young to do such a hard job ~ Now days you would be reported to child labor American Honey A Country Girl

May 1942. A corporal in the Army takes his girl to dinner. Bakersfield, California.

Corporal Nourishment: 1942 May "A corporal in the Army takes his girl to dinner." Photo by Russell Lee, Office of War Information.

WAAC Recruiting Station, beginning of WWII. Later in the war, WAAC (Women's Auxiliry Army Corps) became WAC (Women's Army Corps) ~

WAAC recruiting station, begin of later in the war WAAC (women auxiliary army corps) became WAC (women army corps) found photo street vintage fashion style day dress

Elevator 'girls' at Marshall Field's department store, Chicago, Illinois, 1947

Elevator 'girls' at Marshall Fields department store, Chicago, Illinois, 1947 . elevator operators were still common in the

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Enjoying a sweet treat at the local drug store soda fountain counter, straws were made of paper not plastic.I remember going to the drug store to get a soda when we would go to grandma's house.

The vintage neighborhood barbecue 50s fashion style men women ladies color illustration print ad magazine pink dress full skirt lavender sweater white sundress wiggle sheath men's jacket shirt pant trouser

The vintage neighborhood barbecue fashion style men women ladies color illustration print ad magazine pink dress full skirt lavender sweater white sundress wiggle sheath men's jacket shirt pant trouser

Immigrants at Ellis Island  My Grandparents came through Ellis Island. From Sicily, Naples and Ireland.

IMMIGRATION: Man awaits turn at an inspector's station on Ellis Island. Included in the process: general health, eyes (for disease), intelligence, destination and criminal record (if known) would be examined.

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