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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

Dialog of Giants: 1942

Dialog of Giants: 1942

Construction at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Douglas Dam, June 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Mustang by the Tail: 1942

Mustang by the Tail: 1942

October 1942. A painter cleans the tail section of a P-51 Mustang fighter prior to spraying with olive-drab camouflage. North American Aviation plant, Inglewood, California. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

The Finishing Touches: 1942

The Finishing Touches: 1942

October 1942. Final assembly for a B-25 bomber at North American Aviation, Inglewood, Calif. View full size. Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

War Machine: 1942

War Machine: 1942

October 1942. Cowling and control rods are added to motors for B-25 bombers as they move down the assembly line at North American Aviation, Inglewood, Calif. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Vengeance: 1943

Vengeance: 1943

February 1943. Readying a "Vengeance" dive bomber for landing gear installation at Consolidated-Vultee, Nashville. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Parking Brake? Check.

Parking Brake? Check.

Working on Catalina flying boat at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Base. August 1942. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem.

 

Some Assembly Required: 1942

Some Assembly Required: 1942

Mating operation on a C-87 transport plane just before it comes to the pre- assembly line at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas. October 1942. View full size. Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem.

 
 
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