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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FRENCH BICYCLE GODDESS, c. 1898

A. Palmer

Colossus: 1942

Colossus: 1942

June 1942. Crane at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Douglas Dam. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer. An amazing photograph.

 

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.

 

The Girl in the Bubble: 1942

The Girl in the Bubble: 1942

Bombardier nose section of a B-17F Navy bomber at the Douglas Aircraft plant in Long Beach, Calif. October 1942. The B-17F "Flying Fortress" is a later model of the B-17. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 
 
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