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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA'S SUNNIEST CAPITAL, c1950

WW2, The Gallery

Air Power: 1942

Air Power: 1942

June 1942. East Hartford, Connecticut. United Aircraft plant. "Single-row crankshaft assemblies for Pratt & Whitney airplane engines. The large Eastern plant at which the work is done is producing a steady flow of power installations for the fighting craft of our Army and Navy air forces." 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Junkman Cometh: 1942

The Junkman Cometh: 1942

October 1942. Chicago, Illinois. "Salvage. To feed the nation's munitions furnaces, tons of scrap from America's attics and basements are collected every day. Here, a junkman unloads his wagon in a central depot, where the scrap will be segregated and graded for shipment to steel mills." Medium format nitrate negative by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Remain Calm: 1943

Remain Calm: 1943

July 1943. "Greenville, South Carolina. Men of the medical unit of the 25th Service Group simulating the treatment of a gas casualty." Medium format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

American Pickers: 1943

American Pickers: 1943

June 1943. Oswego, New York. "Children, recruited for farm work, waiting outside the U.S. Employment Service to start work for the summer." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Home Again: 1945

Home Again: 1945

August 6, 1945. "Troops of the 20th Armored Division and units of the 9th Army whoop it up between raindrops as the S.S. John Ericsson nears Pier 84, Hudson River." Photo by Al Ravenna, New York World Telegram & Sun. View full size.

 

Girls on Wheels: 1943

Girls on Wheels: 1943

February 1943. "Girls on wheels expedite aircraft production. Literally helping to speed the war effort, Dolores Richardson and Geneva Carpenter are 'expeditors' at Douglas Aircraft in El Segundo, California, where they deliver inter-departmental messages on roller skates." Medium format acetate negative by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

True Blue: 1943

True Blue: 1943

February 1943. "Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, this woman is working on a 'Vengeance' dive bomber." 4x5 inch Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Known But to God: 1943

Known But to God: 1943

HERE RESTS IN
HONORED GLORY

AN AMERICAN SOLDIER

KNOWN BUT TO GOD

May 1943. Arlington, Virginia. "Sailor and his girl at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery." 4x5 inch Kodachrome transparency by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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