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Irma the Ironer: 1941

Irma the Ironer: 1941

December 1941. Akron, Ohio. "Manufacture of self-sealing gas tanks, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co." A patriotic ensemble of red, white and blue. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information. View full size.


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Pushing the Iron, er, the Envelope

This was very early in the lifetime of U.S.-built self-sealing fuel tanks because patents had just been issued that year. Check Wikipedia for their history. Here's a segment from the 1943 documentary "All Out For Victory" with one of those almost-British narrators. "Yes, I get into working on some queer things. I sure do."

I can't believe...

I'm getting PAID to iron something other than a shirt!

As time went by

I'm sure there was a better way found to make gas tanks.

First, it was all his shirts

Now he has me ironing his gas tanks.

Irma the Ironer: 1941

Where did you find this photo? I don't see it on the LOC site, and I don't see any color photos for Alfred Palmer in 1941. Did you colorize it?

[It's here. - tterrace]

[There are lots of color photos by Alfred Palmer from 1941 in the LOC archive. - Dave]

I have daughters who would kill for this dress.

No, really.

Palmer vs. Hine

Her smile alone shows how glad she is to be employed.

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