Dress, Kathleen, INC./New York, 1939. Evening gown of lavender silk with V-neck bodice; fabric from armhole twisted in front and extending back to side seams, sleeveless with mink fur trim around armholes; skirt is fitted at waist and flares out to form a full circle at hem; back bodice forms a deep V-twist; side zipper closure. Part of trousseau when Helen Brainard Cutler married John Keyes Winter on January 19, 1940. Oshkosh Public Museum.
This is an interesting facet of life during WWII that I’ve never seen before. This five-bulb streetlight at the corner of Main and 33rd Streets, Los Angeles (near the USC campus) has all five of its bulbs blacked-out on top. With Pearl Harbor still fresh in the minds of Angelenos, the city would have been on dim-out.