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June 1942. Sheffield, Alabama. "Kenneth C. Hall leaves for work. Mr. Hall is a foreman in the hot rolling mill at the Reynolds Metals Company, an aluminum plant using Tennesse Valley Authority electricity. He lives in a TVA defense house with wife Helen Louise and daughter Peggy." View full size. Medium format safety negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Office of War Information.