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Night Shift: 1941

Night Shift: 1941

January 1941. "Textile mill working all night in New Bedford, Massachusetts." Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

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Bright for a short time

A year later and this factory could never be lit like this with the U-boat threat on the east coast. Already by this time, the subs were using the bright lights along the Florida coast to silhouette the passing tankers. Diners and dancers would see the explosions. It took quite a while for the US to realize the problem of city lights.

OMG

As much as I like to think I have a great eye when photographing, this one proves I don't. Freaking awesome.

Light pollution

And they say it's bad in the 21st Century!

Hollywood nightmare

Like a film by Ridley Scott or a story by Ray Bradbury.

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