Unemployment sunk to record low levels during World War II with the abundance of war jobs. Accompanying the manufacturing spike was a shortage of housing in Washington D.C. and other cities around the country. Cartoonists depicted the hilarity of human nature in a time of shortage in these cartoons from World War II America.
“Here comes the Washington plane now.”
“Tell you what I’ll do, Miss Waters, if you’ll stay here instead of joining the Waacs, I’ll make you vice-president.”
“Doctor, there are some patients waiting.”
“Do you suppose he would let us have her room?”
“How do you do, how do you do — I’ve always wanted to meet a senator.”
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