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In 1899 this warehouse was the American car and Foundry building. It brought jobs and money to my home town, St. Charles, Missouri which sits along the Missouri River and is cut through by railroad tracks, which still run and can be heard in my home late at night. During World War II, this steel shop in my neighborhood switched from manufacturing  railway cars to making tanks for the war effort. 

Today the warehouse is a tennis club and also hosts local family events like wrestling matches and flea markets in the large space. Every time I walk by the building, I can't help but think about the people who worked here to bring prosperity to St. Charles in good times and to fight a war in bad. How many women took breaks and walked home through this alley during the war. Today these buildings are antique shops, a music shop and homes and apartments for my neighbors, probably much like they were back then. 


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plus size 1940s pants fashion and pendleton 49er jacket via Va-Voom Vintage


pendleton 49er jacket  v for victory 40s brooch via Va-Voom Vintage

plus size 1940s pants fashion and pendleton 49er jacket via Va-Voom Vintage

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 Outfit

silk scarf- thrifted
blouse- thirfted
Pendleton 49er jacket- warehouse sale
wide leg pants- thirfted
1940s V for Victory rhinestone brooch- flea market
assorted bakelite bangles

plus size 1940s pants fashion and pendleton 49er jacket via Va-Voom Vintage