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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Metalhead: 1942

Metalhead: 1942

October 1942. "Office employee Annette del Sur publicizing salvage campaign in yard of Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California. The earrings and hair ornaments are fashioned from aluminum turnings." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

Picture # 2

I am sure I saw this same picture published on these pages on an earlier date.

[This is our third photo of Annette so far. But they're all different. - Dave]

Metal shavings are sharp!

Hopefully, she had those shavings sanded down a little. When I was young and stupid, I made a copper "ring" with a pipe-cutter and didn't realize the indent it made on the inside of the ring had an edge!

Slice and Dice

Those curlicues look sharp enough to be dangerous.

 
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