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The Cable Guy: 1942

The Cable Guy: 1942

June 1942. "This husky member of a construction crew building a 33,000 volt power line into Fort Knox is performing an important war service. Thousands of soldiers are in training there, and the new line from a hydroelectric plant at Louisville is needed to supplement the existing power supply." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Still Amazing

Every time a 4x5 Kodachrome is posted, I'm still amazed by the clarity and vividness of the picture. To see people that long ago so clearly really helps to put myself back in that time.

Thank goodness for the OWI

The Congress may have wondered why they were spending money for OWI photographers, but I for one am glad they spent that money.

I'll bet copper thieves wouldn't take these guys on.

Hey...

The photo changed from my first comment! What gives?

[I found a second photo (with the same caption) that I liked better. For the record, here's the first guy below. And to the right, an arm probably belonging to Shirtless Guy. - Dave]

Ah, working men

I love the jauntily tipped cap.

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