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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Factories

Working Girls: 1912

Working Girls: 1912

May 1912. Aragon Mills in Rock Hill, S.C. "Getting a last glimpse of out-doors before going to work at 1 o'clock." View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Radio Room: 1925

Radio Room: 1925

1925. "Condenser assembling department." Another view of workers putting radios together at the vast Atwater Kent factory in Philadelphia. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Acetylene Annie: 1942

Acetylene Annie: 1942

July 1942. Ford plant at Willow Run, Michigan. "Steady of eye and hand, women workers at the great Willow Run bomber plant are among those throughout the country who are relieving serious shortages of skilled workers by doing such semi-skilled jobs as the one here. She's welding parts of the cooling system direct to the supercharger." View full size. Medium format negative by Ann Rosener.

 

Tune In Tomorrow: 1925

Tune In Tomorrow: 1925

Philadelphia, 1925. Stamping loudspeaker bells at the Atwater Kent radio factory. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

The Enormous Radio Factory: 1925

The Enormous Radio Factory: 1925

The Atwater Kent radio factory in Philadelphia circa 1925. 8x10 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Queens of the Radio: 1925

Queens of the Radio: 1925

"Radio set assembling room, 1925." Another view of the Atwater Kent factory in Philadelphia. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Mr. Speaker: 1925

Mr. Speaker: 1925

Philadelphia, 1925. Atwater Kent radio factory. "Final inspection of loudspeaker after baking finish." View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 
 
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