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What Was It Like To Live in a 1940s Washington Boarding House?

What was life like living in a Washington boarding house during World War II? Here is a series of photos showing the life of young men and women in their communal living arrangements.
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With the ridiculous rise in cost of living here in DC, maybe we should go back to the time of boarding houses.

We came across some great photos of boarding house living in Washington during World War II. Below are some we want to share with GoDCers. These photos were taken by Esther Bubley in January 1943.

The outside of a boardinghouse
The outside of a boardinghouse

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