New York. Italian-Americans on MacDougal Street relaxing on Sunday, 1942
New York. Italian-Americans watching parade on Mott Street and flag raising ceremony in honor of boys from the neighborhood in the United States Army, 1942
New York. Janet and Marie Wynn (lower left), Czech-American children, climbing on monkey bars in Central Park playground, 1942
New York. O’Reilly’s bar on Third Avenue in the ‘Fifties’, 1942
New York. The mall restaurant in Central Park on Sunday, 1942
Washington, D.C. Government workers lunch outside the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington Monument park, 1942b
Washington, D.C. Relaxing on the edge of the municipal swimming pool on Sunday, 1942
Washington, D.C. Scrap salvage campaign, Victory Program. Children bringing their weekly contribution of scrap paper to school, 1942
Washington, D.C. Sunday swimmers at the municipal swimming pool, 1942
Marjory Collins was a talented American photojournalist, who began her photojournalism career in New York City in the 1930s by working for such magazines as PM and U.S. Camera. She was born in New York City in 1912. After attending Sweet Briar College, Virginia, she married the art historian, John Burr. When they divorced in 1935 Collins moved to Greenwich Village and attended lectures provided by the Photo League.
In 1941, Collins joined Roy Stryker’s team of photographers at the U.S. Office of War Information to document home front activities during World War II. She created remarkable visual stories of small town life, ethnic communities, and women war workers.
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