Summertime in WWII Washington

Government Girls got the full brunt of Washington’s notoriously hot, humid summers in 1943 with temperatures reaching as high as 100 degrees. Air conditioning was rare in federal offices and virtually nonexistent in private homes. Photographer Esther Bubley captured some young members of the Lipstick Brigade nevertheless finding fun in those brutal but sunny days.

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