I hope everyone had a wonderful 4TH of JULY weekend! Bruce and I, DK, and JS walked to and through MIT to watch the fireworks explode over the Esplanade. It was a great view and a super show!
I share with you the above image from the Library of Congress's Flickr site, yes Flickr site. If you haven't yet checked it out, this site is refreshingly fun, open, and democratic (although I wish folks would only post informative notes on the images). The above transparency is by Charles Fenno Jacobs (1904-1975) of "School children, half of Polish and half of Italian descent, at a festival in May 1942, Southington, Conn."
Be sure to explore their 1930s and 40s color set in particular. These images are from the FSA and the OWI (Office of War Information) and range from 1939 to 1944 -- certainly an era that we aren't used to seeing in color. The best way is to click on the first - a Rosie the Riveter - and keep clicking to the right. Enjoy!