History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

08 February, 2012

Romance in Wartime San Francisco

I'm always a sucker for the wartime romances. Today, San Francisco, World War Two-- certainly a time to be a woman. ;) 1943, photographer Meith Hagel for LIFE. 

A woman with her sailor and two soldiers on the street. Source

A present for a girlfriend. Source

Trying out a replica gun at a museum? Or something? Source

And one-on-one... Source

Feeding the pigeons with the boys. Source

Sitting around. Source

Evening dalliances. Source

Showing off the harmonica skills (how cuuute is he?). Source

Many admirers. Source

Many, many. Source

With girlfriends in the evening. Source

Dancing. Source

I'm  not sure what's with that backgound... Source

Drinks or such like. Source

More seated flirtation. Source

A flower for the girlfriend. Source

Trying to figure out how to put it on. Source

Awwww. Source

A kiss, caught in too much flash. Source

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