My Wanderlust Inspiration
Just before World War II, my great-aunt Tina began working for the US government in Washington, DC. She was single and adventurous. In a short bio she wrote about herself, she says she was a vagabond with wanderlust. During her 16 years as a civil servant (1940-1956), she lived in Washington, Honolulu, Tokyo, Minneapolis, Frankfurt, Prague, Rome, and Bangkok. In 1957, she took a job with ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia and lived there for 14 years. While living in Dhahran, she married another American. Because married women weren’t allowed to work, they hid the marriage for two years before returning to the US in 1973. I didn’t know my great-aunt very well, but her life fascinated me.
Tina lived in Washington, DC, from 1940-1944. I assume these pictures were taken during that period.