Two children c.1941-1945 prepare for their afternoon naps by removing their shoes and placing them in their cubby-holes at their public nursery school.
“After a warm meal at noontime, these American children take off their shoes for their nap in their public nursery, one of forty-one servicing an industrial area of thirty miles on the western U.S. coast. Their parents are working in a shipyard and their nursery school was established through funds appropriated by the U.S. Congress for the benefit of war workers’ children. The nursery is open from six a.m. to six p.m.”
What’s cute, is that this daycare even has the same IKEA-like shelves that so many do today. Although this photo and the set it is from were not associated with a location, here’s another photo from 1943 of lunchtime at a daycare in Buffalo, NY.
Source [Library of Congress LC-DIG-ds-03563]