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Flashback to 1943: 75 years ago in Georgia

World War II was raging in Europe. Back home, the war effort was a part of daily life for Georgians, too. Take a look back at a few photos that capture those days, 75 years ago in Georgia.

Louise Bennett makes parachutes on a high-speed machine that sews with six needles at once, in the Owen Osbone plant at Gainesville. September 5, 1943. (AJC file)

The war effort included making parachutes, as the worker above is doing at a facility in Gainesville. 

"High Hat" dance and party on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, January 21, 1943. Photo shoot commissioned by fashion and home-goods mail-order merchandizer, Chicago Mail Order Company, owned by Alden's. LBCE4-025c, (Lane Brothers Commercial Photogr)aphers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976. Photographic Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. (Lane Brothers Commercial Photogr)

Of course, when work is over, there was fun to be had in 1943, too, like this dance party on Auburn Avenue.

Check out all of our photos from 1943 here.

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