At the beach, Lake Calhoun, summer 1943. World War II is raging and the baby boom has not yet begun. The young family pictured here seems to epitomize the hopes and dreams of a generation that came of age during the Great Depression to fight against fascism. It makes me wonder whether the Star Journal went looking for images of the good life in Minneapolis to boost morale. Photograph is from the Minneapolis Star Journal via the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society.