1940s

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Marian Anderson and Leonard Bernstein in 1947

This is a lovely old photo from June 1947 showing Marian Anderson and Leonard Bernstein rehearsing before a performance at Lewisohn Stadium on the campus of the City College of New York.   Source: Library of Congress

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It’s Raining in 1943 New York City

This photo shows the Big Apple back during World War II. It was a rainy spring day that March of 1943. Source: Shorpy March 1943. “New York, New York. Times Square on a rainy day.” Photo by John Vachon for...

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Cologne Cathedral During World War II

This beautiful black and white photo shows the cathedral in Cologne during World War II. Thankfully it survivied the bombings and stands today. Click on the image for better details. Source: Flickr user Kevin Trotman

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July 4th, 1941 in Watertown, Wisconsin

Happy Fourth of July! Here’s another great image of celebrations back in 1941. This time you’re looking at Watertown, Wisconsin. Source: Library of Congress

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1941’s Fourth of July in Vale, Oregon

This was the last Fourth of July before the U.S. entered World War II. This series of photos shows a time when things were more innocent. Source: Library of Congress

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Stunning 1940s Bombshell Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner was one of the most stunning actresses in 1940s Hollywood, best known for her breakout role in The Killers. She was also married to Frank Sinatra, Mickey Rooney, and Artie Shaw. Quite an impressive roster of ex-husbands. Ava...