Four o'clock in the afternoon in a grocery store in Chinatown. There's a hazy quality to the light, and the staff appear sleepy.
Click the photo to see a larger version. Taken by Marjory Collins in New York city, 1942. [American Memory link]
Showcasing some of the 160,000 images taken between 1935 and 1944 by government-hired photographers. (If you were to look at 100 of them per day, every day, you'd need more than four years to view them all).