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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Laverne & Shirley: 1942

Laverne & Shirley: 1942

Grinder operators at Republic Drill & Tool, Chicago. August 1942. View full size. Photograph by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information.

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Safety Glasses

I hope those are safety glasses they are wearing? I cringe when I see people working without them,especially since they heave saved my eyes more than once.

Re:Why is Woody Allen dressed in drag?

Because that's Mia Farrow on the left!

Why is Woody Allen dressed in drag?

And what's he doing in a factory?

Great picture of two of the soldiers of the production front.

Think This is a Propaganda Photo?

Love those uniforms!!! I think that's the cleanest, nicest metal shop I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot of them.

[All of the OWI pictures were "propaganda photos." If you mean staged or fake, the answer is no. Ann Rosener, who specialized in science and tech- nology photography, took dozens of pictures at Republic Drill & Tool. - Dave]

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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