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Remembering New York City During World War II, In Photos

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From Central Park to the waterfront, New York City during WWII was completely consumed with the war effort and military preparations. Along those lines, the New-York Historical Society is hosting a pop-up photography exhibition in Nolan Park on Governor's Island that starts this weekend and is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays till September 2. Curated by the society's collection of high-school historians, the collection of photographs aims to present to New Yorkers what it was like to be surrounded by constant reminders of a war taking place across oceans. WWII & NYC: Photography and Propaganda aims to paint "a vivid picture of life in war-mobilized New York, when virtually every industry, institution and home was transformed into a venture to support Allied victory."

· WWII & NYC: Photography and Propaganda, Presented by the New-York Historical Society [official]
· History Lessons archive [Curbed]