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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SKI FUN IN QUÉBEC, 1930s

WW2, The Gallery

War Machinists: 1942

War Machinists: 1942

August 1942. "Women in industry. Sharp eyes and agile fingers make these young women ideal machine operators. They're conditioning and reshaping milling cutters in a huge Midwest machine tool company. Republic Drill and Tool, Chicago." Photo by Ann Rosener, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Color Wheels: 1943

Color Wheels: 1943

May 1943. "Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore. Ship painters loaded on a truck." Photo by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Blown In: 1942

Blown In: 1942

Washington, D.C., circa 1942. "Conservation of fuel oil -- rock-wool attic insulation." Office of War Information photo. View full size.

 

Rational Thoughts: 1942

Rational Thoughts: 1942

Washington, D.C., circa 1942. "Food rationing stamps. Demonstration of point rationing plan in schools." With what seem to be some tasty sides of Mexican culture. United States Office of War Information photo. View full size.

 

Career Track: 1943

Career Track: 1943

February 1943. "Women in essential services. Women railroad workers take over the care and maintenance of freight and passenger trains in the Southern Pacific Company yards at San Francisco, California." Medium-format negative by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Roger the Riveter: 1942

Roger the Riveter: 1942

October 1942. "Riveter at work at the Douglas Aircraft plant in Long Beach, California." Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer. View full size.

 

The Ladies Who Lunch: 1943

The Ladies Who Lunch: 1943

April 1943. "Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, Chicago & North Western Railroad, Clinton, Iowa." Marcella Hart is at left, Mrs. Elibia Siematter at right. Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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