Portrait of a Woman - Paul Outerbridge Jr. c 1939
New York. Oscar Hammerstein’s Republic Theater, 42nd St, 1900. 2 years later, David Belasco would gut the interior to create his Belasco Theater. The theater still exists, after being renamed Republic once again in 1910, when Belasco opened his newly built Belasco theater on 44th St, , and ultimately its current name, Th New Victory, in 1942.
1940’s wedding party
"Mrs. Mary Couchman, a 24-year-old warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October 18, 1940. The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded. Bombs began to fall as she ran to them and gathered the three in her arms, protecting them with her body. Complimented on her bravery, she said, ‘Oh, it was nothing. Someone had look after the children.’"
July 20, 1939