In June 1943 in Washington D.C., these folks were part of a larger crowd waiting their turn to purchase shoes "on the last day on which war ration shoe coupon seventeen" could be used.
Photo by Esther Bubley. [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).