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"Trailerville" by Charles T. Bowling -- 1940

(Dallas Museum of Art)

by Paula Bosse

A 1940 lithograph by one of my favorite Dallas artists, Charles Bowling (1891-1985). I don’t know if this trailer park was in Dallas, but I certainly hope so. 54 more words

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Women's Marines

Henderson Hall, Women’s Marines Barracks, Arlington, VA. The Women’s Marines fell under Navy jurisdiction during the war, but had different leadership and uniforms than the WAVES. 16 more words

#171 (tie) - Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), dir. Robert Hamer

There’s a certain morbidity to post-World War II cinema. That darkness has frequently manifested itself in the Sight & Sound movies of the late-40s, which traffic in… 1,967 more words


Book review - The Undertaking by Audrey Magee

It is the 1940s, and Peter Faber is a German soldier on the front, getting married to Katharina, a young girl he has never met. He marries her to qualify for a few weeks’ honeymoon leave; she marries him for security and the possibility of a widow’s pension if he dies. 275 more words

Book Review

A little WWII humor

My mom took a lot of pictures, saved a lot of pictures, and clipped cartoons during WWII (1940’s).   Here are 2 I thought you might enjoy: 48 more words