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Laverne & Shirley: 1942

Laverne & Shirley: 1942

Grinder operators at Republic Drill & Tool, Chicago. August 1942. View full size. Photograph by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information.


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Safety Glasses

I hope those are safety glasses they are wearing? I cringe when I see people working without them,especially since they heave saved my eyes more than once.

Re:Why is Woody Allen dressed in drag?

Because that's Mia Farrow on the left!

Why is Woody Allen dressed in drag?

And what's he doing in a factory?

Great picture of two of the soldiers of the production front.

Think This is a Propaganda Photo?

Love those uniforms!!! I think that's the cleanest, nicest metal shop I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot of them.

[All of the OWI pictures were "propaganda photos." If you mean staged or fake, the answer is no. Ann Rosener, who specialized in science and tech- nology photography, took dozens of pictures at Republic Drill & Tool. - Dave]

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