Wednesday, October 30, 2019

40 Vintage Photos Showing Life in America in 1943



Indiana. A soldier and a girl saying goodbye at the Greyhound bus station, Indianapolis, 1943



Indiana. A Greyhound bus station in Indianapolis, 1943



Indiana. At the Greyhound bus terminal, Indianapolis, September 1943



Indiana. Parents of one of the soldiers on a special bus, climbing onto the baggage cart to look into the bus until the moment it departs from the Greyhound terminal, Indianapolis, 1943



Maryland. Sailors at Glen Echo amusement park,  March 1943



Ohio. Lester Ward, a Greyhound bus driver, Columbus, September 1943



Ohio. Passengers in the waiting room of a bus station, Columbus, September 1943



Virginia. A girl in her room playing a phonograph at Arlington Farms, Arlington, June 1943



Washington D.C. Bob, the bartender at the Sea Grill, 1943



Washington D.C. Bob, the bartender at the Sea Grill, 1943



Washington D.C. Girl sitting alone in the Sea Grill, a bar and restaurant, waiting for a pickup, April 1943




Washington D.C. People in a cafeteria, April 1943



Washington DC. Riding on a streetcar, March 1943



Washington DC. Riding on a streetcar, March 1943



Washington DC. Riding on a streetcar, March 1943



Washington, D.C. A girl employed by the U.S. government, a new arrival at a boarding house, being greeted by her roommates, 1943



Washington, D.C. A slightly inebriated couple at the Sea Grill, April 1943



Washington, D.C. Admiring the cherry blossoms, April 1943



Washington, D.C. After dinner, a bridge game goes on nightly in the largest room in the boarding house, January 1943



Washington, D.C. Beer drinkers at the Sea Grill, 1943



Washington, D.C. Beer drinkers at the Sea Grill, 1943



Washington, D.C. Columns of the National Gallery of Art, March 1943



Washington, D.C. Girl and a soldier came into the Sea Grill separately, but are developing a beautiful friendship, 1943



Washington, D.C. Girls employed by the U.S. government in a room selected for them by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) personnel service, March 1943



Washington, D.C. Little boy riding on a streetcar, 1943



Washington, D.C. Member of the Shore Patrol who helps get servicemen lined up and in order while waiting for special buses to leave the Greyhound bus terminal on Sunday evenings, April 1943



Washington, D.C. Member of the Shore Patrol who helps get servicemen lined up and in order while waiting for special buses to leave the Greyhound bus terminal on Sunday evenings, April 1943



Washington, D.C. Mrs. St. Ayr greeting a new girl employee of the U.S. government at the station, March 1943



Washington, D.C. Part of the line waiting to board one of the special buses for servicemen leaving the Greyhound terminal on Sunday nights, April 1943



Washington, D.C. Sailor reading in line while waiting to board a bus at the Greyhound terminal, April 1943



Washington, D.C. Soldier and a sailor on the steps of a monument in front of the Capitol on a Sunday, March 1943



Washington, D.C. Soldier buying a ticket at the Greyhound bus depot, April 1943



 Washington, D.C. Soldier in front of the Capitol theatre, 1943



 Washington, D.C. Soldier in front of the Capitol theatre, 1943



 Washington, D.C. Soldier in front of the Capitol theatre, 1943



Washington, D.C. Soldiers looking out the window of the bus just before leaving the Greyhound terminal, 1943



Washington, D.C. Sue, a waitress at the Sea Grill serving beer, April 1943



Washington, D.C. Woman standing in line with her son until he leaves on the bus at the Greyhound bus depot, April 1943



A girl waiting for the bus by a road's edge. Greyhound bus trip from Louisville, Kentucky, to Memphis, Tennessee, September 1943



 Miss Helen Ringwald works with the pneumatic tubes through which messages are sent to branches in other parts of the city of Washington D.C. for delivery, 1943



Photos by Esther Bubley (1921-1998)


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