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War Clouds: 1942

War Clouds: 1942

One of a series of chemical-plant smokestacks photographed by Alfred Palmer in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and Akron, Ohio, in 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency for the Office of War Information.

 

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