Bygone Americana

In the waiting room of Chicago’s Union Station, circa 1940s.
By Esther Bubley

In the waiting room of Chicago’s Union Station, circa 1940s.

By Esther Bubley

(Source: collections.carli.illinois.edu)

Night view of Michigan Ave. Chicago, circa 1940s.
By Esther Bubley

Night view of Michigan Ave. Chicago, circa 1940s.

By Esther Bubley

(Source: collections.carli.illinois.edu)

In the waiting room of Chicago’s Union Station, circa 1940s.
By Esther Bubley

In the waiting room of Chicago’s Union Station, circa 1940s.

By Esther Bubley

(Source: collections.carli.illinois.edu)

Soldiers with their girls at the Indianapolis bus station. Indianapolis, 1943.
By Esther Bubley

Soldiers with their girls at the Indianapolis bus station. Indianapolis, 1943.

By Esther Bubley

(Source: shorpy.com)

Sailors at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., 1943.
By Esther Bubley

Sailors at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., 1943.

By Esther Bubley

(Source: shorpy.com)

Waiting for the Greyhound bus at the Memphis terminal, 1943.
By Esther Bubley

Waiting for the Greyhound bus at the Memphis terminal, 1943.

By Esther Bubley

(Source: shorpy.com)

Sightseeing on their first day in Washington, D.C., 1943.
By Esther Bubley

Sightseeing on their first day in Washington, D.C., 1943.

By Esther Bubley

(Source: shorpy.com)

A girl listening to her radio in her boardinghouse room. Washington, D.C., 1943.
By Esther Bubley

A girl listening to her radio in her boardinghouse room. Washington, D.C., 1943.

By Esther Bubley

(Source: shorpy.com)