The sign at the left, “My running days are over. My duty now is to lick the Japs,” explains what is happening to these onetime automobiles in Detroit, Michigan on January 23, 1942. Wrecking crews are burning out the bodies of junked cars to destroy parts unfit for conversion into steel and thus simplify the metal-reclaiming process.
Burning junked cars in Detroit, 1942
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- Christmas decorations in San Antonio, 1947 — Share the History Love... Christmas decorations in San Antonio, Texas in 1947. The photograph is showing East Houston Street looking east from St. Mary’s Street. Share the History Love... [...]