Shorpy Saturday – Mirror, Mirror: 1942

By Jeffrey Buck

Detroit in 1942 was much different for many people but especially for African Americans. A photo in a series that depicted the life and conditions of those families during that period.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Mirror, Mirror: 1942“:


February 1942. “Detroit, Michigan. Negro girl putting up her hair.” One in a series by Arthur Siegel documenting the life of a “typical Negro worker’s family” and the “conditions under which families originally lived before moving to the Sojourner Truth housing project.” Office of War Information.

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