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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

H. Hollem

News Flash: 1944

News Flash: 1944

New York. June 6, 1944. ALLIED ARMIES LAND ON COAST OF FRANCE. GREAT INVASION OF CONTINENT BEGINS. "D-Day. Crowd watching the news line on the Times building at Times Square." Large-format nitrate negative by Howard Hollem or Edward Meyer, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Hello Up There: 1942

Hello Up There: 1942

August 1942. Corpus Christi, Texas. "Mrs. Eloise J. Ellis, senior supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Department of the Naval Air Base, talking with one of the men." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem. View full size.

 

Doing Her Part: 1942

Doing Her Part: 1942

October 1942. "Rita Rodriguez. Production of B-24 bombers and C-87 transports at Consolidated Aircraft, Fort Worth, Texas." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Sentinel: 1942

The Sentinel: 1942

New Orleans, July 1942. "Coast Guardsman standing watch over 78-foot torpedo boat. Continual watch is kept. Higgins Industries Inc." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information.

 

Navy Man: 1942

Navy Man: 1942

August 1942. Corpus Christi, Texas. "After seven years in the Navy, J.D. Estes is considered an old sea salt by his mates at the Naval Air Base." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem, Office of War Information.

 

Torch: 1942

Torch: 1942

April 1942. DeLand, Florida, machine shop pool. "Aircraft construction class. Clyde Williams, instructor in the Daytona Beach Vocational School, guides the hands of Marie Myers in the first steps of becoming an aircraft welder. Marie was a high school student taking a business course, when she gave it up for defense training entitling her to a high school diploma. She has two brothers in the Army." View full size. 4x5 negative by Howard Hollem, Office of War Information.

 

Consolidated Aircraft: 1942

Consolidated Aircraft: 1942

October 1942. "Installing an engine at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant. Fort Worth, Texas." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard R. Hollem for the Odffice of War Information.

 
 
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