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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UP N' ATOM: c. 1950s

On a Roll: 1942

On a Roll: 1942

July 1942. "Conservation. Rubber. This truck tire has run 146,000 miles. It is now planned to retread it with a life expectancy of at least half the original mile­age. The tire is size 9.75 x 20, weighs 129 pounds and was run at an air pressure of 70 pounds. Miss Jean Spanitz, stenographer in the Division of Motor Transpor­tation, Office of Defense Transportation, poses with the tire." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Albert Freeman for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Whip the Axis, rev.

But, Agfa happens to be Belgian, not quite "The Axis".

[At the time, Agfa was a part of IG Farben, a German company, although their US assets had been seized in 1941 as enemy property. -tterrace]

Classy!

Got to say, women sure dressed with style back in the day.

Oh those shoes!

Sensible, stylish, en vogue at the time. She is very well put together and I like the gap teeth! Makes for a great smile.

Miss Recap 1942

Miss Recap 1942 is riding a B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Heavy Duty.

She looks

... tired.

Whip the Axis!

(But buy their film.) It was kind of the OWI to use German film for a win-the-war photo.

[An interesting point. Wikipedia: "American assets were seized during World War II as enemy property and became General Aniline and Film Corp., whose photographic products reverted to the Ansco brand name." -Dave]

Hey ! Hey!

You don't know where that tire's been.

No "Pretty Girls" tag?

This is the all-American girl.

[Done. - Dave]

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