Day Sleeper, 1D, Richmond, California, ca. 1942-44 by Dorothea Lange
the unwritten history of the homefront during WWII is the public visibility that vampires gained in exchange for buffering the country’s most 24-hour and mortal/immortal inclusive workforce to that point. Soon after the war, however, vampires were forced back to their coffins in the basements of abandoned spooky houses and such, where they were believed to be most traditionally suited. The deviant sexuality of vampires in the post-war era was also cast in the harsher light of reactionary public health discourses and Hoover and McCarthyite panic about political and sexual subversiveness.