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"Home Front Fox Hole," Vivid Depiction of American Life During World War II



Pulsating with life and color, this depiction of a crowded mom-and-pop store in wartime America, filled with a sailor in full regalia, homemakers and children, grandmothers and working women, all choosing their purchases and gossiping with the clerks, is a vivid snapshot of domestic life in 1943. The clothing, hats, purses and other accessories of the people shown here bring back a tumultuous period in lively detail. The artist, Joseph Bolden, was a painter and illustrator who brought the 1940s to vivid life in all his work.


  • Creator
    Joseph E. Bolden (Painter)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24.5 in. (62.23 cm)Width: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Depth: 1.25 in. (3.18 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Very minor abrasions.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU86514116923

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    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
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