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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • LE BALLON: 1883

Torch: 1942

Torch: 1942

April 1942. DeLand, Florida, machine shop pool. "Aircraft construction class. Clyde Williams, instructor in the Daytona Beach Vocational School, guides the hands of Marie Myers in the first steps of becoming an aircraft welder. Marie was a high school student taking a business course, when she gave it up for defense training entitling her to a high school diploma. She has two brothers in the Army." View full size. 4x5 negative by Howard Hollem, Office of War Information.

 

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Marie

Careful now Foy, looks like she's wearing a wedding ring.

Hmmm

I find myself strangely attracted to this . . . something about the two of them, gently, delicately guiding all that heat.

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20 years later

This reminds me of my stepfather leaning over me shoulder some 20 years after this photo was taken teaching me how to torch weld.

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