messier object

jellobiafrasays:

(1954)
there’s nothing written on the back of this but i’m assuming it’s a work photo. the racial and gender mix suggests to me school teachers or department store workers or maybe nurses but i’m pretty ignorant about the desegregation of american work places so i don’t really know

maybe a school, maybe nurses at a black or VA institution or other federal workers (a secretarial pool?).  it’s striking that the white women are pretty much all elderly & the women of color younger to middle-aged, so whatever it is it’s probably a job where training for non-whites opened up in the thirties or so.  View Larger

jellobiafrasays:

(1954)

there’s nothing written on the back of this but i’m assuming it’s a work photo. the racial and gender mix suggests to me school teachers or department store workers or maybe nurses but i’m pretty ignorant about the desegregation of american work places so i don’t really know

maybe a school, maybe nurses at a black or VA institution or other federal workers (a secretarial pool?).  it’s striking that the white women are pretty much all elderly & the women of color younger to middle-aged, so whatever it is it’s probably a job where training for non-whites opened up in the thirties or so.