“The Lower East Side Watches Its Champ Win”
“Thousands of the people who most love the President jammed East Broadway on the lower East Side last night to cheer his third-term victory. They are reading election bulletins flashed by the Jewish Daily Forward in this remarkable photo. Photo by Weegee”
PM, November 6, 1940
“Numbers Drawn, New York’s Registrants Are Ready for Draft Call
The historic 1940 conscription lottery is over. The machinery for drafting eligible young men from civilian life for a year of peace-time military training begins today. The first quota – those whose numbers were drawn first and have no valid exemption claims – will be sent to camp Nov. 18.
The schedule calls for a draft army of 800,000 men by June 15, of which New York City will supply about 65, 725…
Drafted? This Is Where You Find Out, So Start Reading”
PM, October 30, 1940, p.8