By May 1941, defense jobs had 1,500 people moving into San Diego every day -- seven months before Pearl Harbor.
December 1940. "Carpenter's wife unpacking a trunk at tent camp for defense workers in Mission Valley, California, which is about three miles from San Diego." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee documenting life in Southern California during the "Blitz Boom" of 1940. | Click image for Comments. | Home | Browse All Photos