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A doctor looks at a nurse and imagines a skeleton
Tags:doctor, doctors, nurse, nurse, 1940s nurse, 1950s nurse, hospital, hospitals, skeleton, skeletons, x-ray, x-rays, professional, professionalism, professionals, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1940s, 1950s, colleague, colleagues, radiologist, radiologists, bone, bones, orthopaedic surgeons, orthopaedic surgeon
"We're simplifying our lives."
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A family admire the Washington Square Arch.
Tags:family, families, tourist, tourists, tourism, family day out, family day, washington square arch, george washington, washington, president washington, new york, ny, 1940s new york, new york city, national monuments, monument, monuments, tourist attraction, tourist attractions, triumphal arch, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1940s
"No, it's not for Bundles for Britain. Guess again."
Tags:knitting, knit, knits, knitter, knitters, bundles for britain, war time, wwii, ww2, world war two, forties, 1940s, husband, husbands, wife, wives, baby clothes, pregnancy announcement, pregnancy, expecting, mom to be, moms to be, mum to be, mums to be, mother to be, mothers to be, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons
"My, God, Coulton! Hasn't anybody told you?"
Tags:art, artists, artist, painting, paintings, painter, painters, socialist art, socialist artist, mural, murals, socialist, socialism, stike, striking, stikes, workers rights, unemployment, unemployed, worker, workers, factory closures, out of date, mccarthyism, mccarthy era, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1940s, 1950s, economic hardship
"See what I mean? They're sensible, but they don't look sensible."
Tags:shoes, shoe shopping, shoe store, shoe stores, shoe shop, shoe shops, vintage shoes, 1940s shoes, salesperson, salesman, salesmen, shop assistant, sales, selling, hard sell, sales technique, sales techniques, cobbler, sensible shoes, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1940s, 1940s high society, appearences, looks can be deceiving
"It's about the possibility of a raise, Mr. Oliphant."
"Now here's one that has the glamour above the table."
"How old is a Major?"
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"I have the first sergeant's permission to speak to the commanding officer. I am in love with your daughter, sir, and would like to marry her."
Tags:soldier, soldiers, ww2 solider, wwii soldiers, wartime love, love, marriage, proposal, proposals, hand in marriage, fathers permission, asking permission, brave, bravery, commanding officer, commanding officers, officer, officers, old fashioned traditions, traditions, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, wartime, 1940s
"Nasty habit Davis is developing."
"I'd like something nice for my boy at Fort Dix."
Tags:shopping, christmas shopping, present shopping, gift shopping, shop, shops, store, store, gun store, gun stores, gun, guns, vintage store, vintage stores, christmas, christmas present, christmas presents, christmas gift, christmas gifts, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, proud mother, proud mothers, 1940s, vintage, fort dix, army base, army post, ww2.wwii, world war ii, world war two, wartime
"Take good care of her, Mr Denny. She's all we've got."
"He wants to know if I'm alone."
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"She didn't know what she was saying, Mr Kalish. Please believe me."
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"The trouble is all the men we know are physically perfect."
"No open toes. I have a puppy."
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"It's been taken care of."
"And look, Papa, he shaves."
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"Curtain going up. Third act – and the bitter disappointment it is."
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"Ah, Miss Bergdall, your headache seems much better!"
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"Of course, if you want a dog that will rescue you from drowning, that's another story."
"He's really awfully attractive, for twenty-eight."
"Of course, you'll have to be on the qui vive during the blackouts."
Tags:dress shopping, dress shop, dress shops, dress store, dress stores, shopping, fitting room, fitting rooms, changing room, changing rooms, trying on dresses, vintage dress, vintage dresses, vintage clothing, ballgown, vintage ballgown, ballgowns, vintage ballgowns, qui vive, on the alert, blackouts, blackout, wartime, world war ii, world war two, wwii, ww2, vintage, 1940s
"There now, you're all nice and white and clean – just like a little bartender."
Tags:mom, moms, mother, mothers, mum, mums, son, sons, child, children, brushing hair, fussing over appearance, appearances, bartender, bartenders, 1940s mum, 1940s mother, 1940s mom, 1940s bartender, 1940s bartenders, neat, looking neat, sunday best, best clothes, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1940s