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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • TAKE A KODAK, c. 1930s

Citizens Glass: 1908

Citizens Glass: 1908

October 1908. "Citizens Glass Co., Evansville, Indiana. Over ten small boys on day shift in one department." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Flag Day: 1942

Flag Day: 1942

"The floating folds of the Star Spangled Banner symbolize the American way of life to soldiers in training for the battles that will bring freedom to an unhappy, wartorn world." Fort Knox, Kentucky, June 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

The Virtual Buick: 1953

The Virtual Buick: 1953

1954 Buick "Roadmaster" in a 1953 photograph taken as a study for painted illustrations in advertising, sales brochures, etc. View full size.

 

Chattanooga: 1942

Chattanooga: 1942

June 1942. Combustion Engineering maintenance man working on world's largest cold steel hydraulic press in Chattanooga. It can shape steel plates several inches in thickness. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Watts Bar Dam: 1942

Watts Bar Dam: 1942

June 1942. Checking the alignment of a turbine shaft at the top of the guide bearing in the TVA hydroelectric plant at Watts Bar Dam, Tennessee. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Langley Field: 1942

Langley Field: 1942

July 1942. Servicing an A-20 bomber at Langley Field, Virginia. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Fort Knox: 1942

Fort Knox: 1942

June 1942. Tank commander at Fort Knox, Kentucky. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 
 
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