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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • KEEP YOUR TEETH CLEAN, 1938

A. Palmer

Art Star: 1943

Art Star: 1943

Touching up the U.S. Army Air Forces insignia on a "Vengeance" dive bomber manufactured at Consolidated-Vultee's Nashville division. February 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Thingamabobs for Victory: 1943

Thingamabobs for Victory: 1943

February 1943. "Capping and inspecting tubing that goes into the manufacture of the 'Vengeance' A-31 dive bomber made at Consolidated-Vultee's Nashville division." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer. View full size.

 

Mustang in Flight: 1942

Mustang in Flight: 1942

P-51 "Mustang" fighter in flight near the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation. October 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Big Pete: 1942

Big Pete: 1942

June 1942. "Big Pete" Ramagos, a rigger at work on the TVA's Douglas Dam in Tennessee. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Made for Each Other: 1942

Made for Each Other: 1942

Preparing a model of the B-25 bomber for the wind tunnel at North American Aviation's plant at Inglewood, California. October 1942. The model maker holds an exact miniature reproduction of the type of bomb the plane will carry. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Scale Model: 1942

Scale Model: 1942

Preparing a model of the B-25 bomber for the wind tunnel at North American Aviation's plant at Inglewood, California. October 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer. More here and here.

 

Time to Make the Donuts

Time to Make the Donuts

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

 
 
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