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1940s Catalina cardigan with strawberry motif.

"Iconic" sweaters from the 1940s!

Group of teenagers listening to 45 rpm. records as they shop for the latest hits at a record store, photo by Nina Leen, 1944

Gold leather and metallic lace evening shoes, by J&J Slater, American, 1938-1943.

During rationing, how to cut a coat from a blanket.

Black Sequinned Evening Cape, 1930-1940, Augusta Auctions, October 2006 Vintage Clothing & Textile Auction, Lot 739

Augusta Auctions

Bennice Vick Russell and sister-in-law Marjorie Vick share a soda during a break at Brown Shipbuilding Co. in Houston, TX, 1944. Bennice worked as a burner at the shipyard from 1943-1945. One Marjorie’s hip is her worker I.D. badge with her photo on it.

Sharing a Soda on Break, 1944

1942 - Women aiding the war effort by making do and mending; making patchwork fashions from spare material, November 1942. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

1944 - Twins Rita and Irene Day at work in the map section of the Ministry of Town and Country Planning, December 1944. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

1943 - Miss Kathleen Wheeler sharpens band saws that cut steel in a steel mill in Northern England, aiding the war effort on the Home Front during World War Two, November 1943. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)