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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA: GREAT BARRIER CORAL REEF

Industry & Public Works

Dam Workers: 1942

Dam Workers: 1942

June 1942. Workers on the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar Dam hydro- electric project. View full size. 3.25 inch safety negative by Arthur Rothstein.

 

Watts Bar: 1942

Watts Bar: 1942

"Watts Bar steam plant. Large opening leads to lobby which gives access to stairs, overlook balcony, and toilets. Lobby is separated from turbine hall by a similar glazed opening. A direct view can be had from outside toward impressive generators. Note hooded slits which take place of windows in boiler room. Design facilitates blackout." View full size. Circa 1942; photographer unknown.

 

Republic Steel: 1941

Republic Steel: 1941

November 1941. Eastern Bessemer converter at Republic Steel in Youngstown, Ohio. Molten iron is charged with air to change it into steel for war essentials. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Chickamauga: 1942

Chickamauga: 1942

Generator hall of the Chickamauga Dam powerhouse near Chattanooga, Tenn. June 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Chattanooga: 1942

Chattanooga: 1942

June 1942. Combustion Engineering maintenance man working on world's largest cold steel hydraulic press in Chattanooga. It can shape steel plates several inches in thickness. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Watts Bar Dam: 1942

Watts Bar Dam: 1942

June 1942. Checking the alignment of a turbine shaft at the top of the guide bearing in the TVA hydroelectric plant at Watts Bar Dam, Tennessee. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

The Vestal: 1908

The Vestal: 1908

Miss Goodrich breaking bottle and christening the fleet collier Vestal at Brooklyn Navy Yard. May 19, 1908. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 
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