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. Soldiers 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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