This picture is from a series of photographs shot in 1941 by Wide World Photos. The originals were purchased by Jan and Terry Primas. The series is titled "Soldiers--All Dressed Up With No Place To Go!" The photo above was labeled for release on Sunday, December 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was bombed, leading to the United States' entry into World War II. The caption for the image reads, "Fort Leonard Wood, MO. - Uniformed window shoppers fill the sidewalks of Waynesville, Mo., every Saturday afternoon. There is little else to do in the daylight hours besides 'walking post on Main Street' in this small town, situated eight miles from camp." This was the business row on the south side of the square in Waynesville, looking east.