Life in the 1940s

And if you wanted to be really glamorous, you posed with a cigarette!

1943 San Diego CA

A brief respite from the war - soldiers partying on leave. Every family album probably has a photo like this.

1944 Los Angeles

Taken on leave, this photo of brothers in the service represents most families with more than 1 son - it was common to have all of them in the service.

This family had five sons in service in WW2.

And then there were the numerous women who served as well.

1942, South San Francisco

And the "Rosie the Riveters" who supported the war effort.

First Ladies in the 40's

Jackie Kennedy

She was in high school in this 40s photo.

Barbara Bush, 1943

She was in finishing school.

The glamorous MM

Marilyn Monroe, or Norma Jeane Baker, when she began modeling in the 1940s.

A real genius

Albert Einstein

In his 60s, he was still contributing to scientific knowledge - and would until 1955.

1940 Texas

Before the beginning of WW2 - and after - they had their fun!

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