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Shot of the Day: Young Women’s Republican Club of Milford, CT, 1941


As the game went late into the night, ashtrays overflowed and the air was thick with smoke: "If the men can take it, so can we."

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On the night of May 20, 1941 this Young Women’s Republican Club gathered to explore “the pleasures of tobacco, poker, the strip tease and other masculine enjoyments.” Life magazine photographer, Nina Leen was there to capture every last moment of the “good old-fashioned bacchanal.”