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Kodachromes

Electro-Analyzer: 1942

Electro-Analyzer: 1942

Chicago, December 1942. "Apparatus used at the laboratory at the Chicago & North Western RR's 40th Street yards for analyzing solutions of metals used in locomotives and the railroad plant in general." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Pioneer Parachute Packs: 1942

Pioneer Parachute Packs: 1942

August 1942. Manchester, Connecticut. "The utmost precision is required of these operators who are cutting and drilling parachute packs in an Eastern factory. Their work is under constant close supervision. Pioneer Parachute Company." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by William M. Rittase, OWI. View full size.

 

How to Make a Mustang: 1942

How to Make a Mustang: 1942

October 1942. Inglewood, California. "Employees at North American Aviation, Incorporated, assembling the cowling on Allison motors for the P-51 'Mustang' fighter planes." 4x5 inch Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Nocturne: 1942

Nocturne: 1942

December 1942. "Work goes on 24 hours a day at Chicago & North Western RR's Proviso Yard." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Lone Star: 1942

Lone Star: 1942

August 1942. Corpus Christi, Texas. "Women from all fields have joined the production army. Miss Grace Weaver, a civil service worker at the Naval Air Base and a schoolteacher before the war, is doing her part for victory along with her brother, who is a flying instructor in the Army. Miss Weaver paints the American insignia on repaired Navy plane wings." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Alray: 1943

Alray: 1943

March 1943. "An eastbound Union Pacific freight waiting in a siding at Alray, California. Coming up through Cajon Pass. The Santa Fe tracks are used by the Union Pacific as far east as Daggett, Calif." One of many images taken by Jack Delano documenting a Santa Fe freight train's journey from Chicago to California. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency. Office of War Information. View full size.

 

On Top of Old Steamy: 1943

On Top of Old Steamy: 1943

Clinton, Iowa. April 1943. "Chicago & North Western Railroad. Women wipers at the roundhouse cleaning one of the giant H-class locomotives." In the red bandanna: Marcella Hart, seen here in a few other posts. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Primary Colors: 1943

Primary Colors: 1943

February 1943. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. "War production workers at the Heil Co. making gasoline trailer tanks for the Army Air Corps. Elizabeth Little, age 30, mother of two, spraying small parts. Her husband runs a farm." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Utah Copper Co.: 1942

Utah Copper Co.: 1942

November 1942. Bingham Canyon, Utah. "Open-pit workings of the Utah Copper Company. This is the Carr Fork side, from which the company obtains huge amounts of ore. The Carr Fork bridge and main shops appear in the foreground." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Andreas Feininger. View full size.

 

A Woman's Work: 1942

A Woman's Work: 1942

October 1942. "Women become skilled shop technicians after careful training in the school at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Long Beach, California. Planes made here include the B-17F Flying Fortress heavy bomber, A-20 assault bomber and C-47 transport." Happy Labor Day from Shorpy! 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Way Out West: 1943

Way Out West: 1943

March 1943. "Eastbound track of the Santa Fe R.R. across desert country near South Chaves, New Mexico." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Hell Gate: 1942

Hell Gate: 1942

November 1942. "Hanna furnaces of the Great Lakes Steel Corporation, Detroit, Michigan. Coaling door atop coke ovens." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Black Tie: 1943

Black Tie: 1943

March 1943. Albuquerque, New Mexico. "At the Santa Fe R.R. tie plant. The ties made of pine and fir, are seasoned for eight months. The steaming black ties have just come from the retort, where they have been impregnated with creosote for eight hours." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Bill London: 1942

Bill London: 1942

December 1942. Melrose Park, Illinois. "Chicago & North Western RR. William London has been a railroad worker 25 years -- now working at the roundhouse at the Proviso yards." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Nose Job: 1942

Nose Job: 1942

August 1942. "As an NYA trainee working inside the nose of a PBY, Elmer J. Pace is learning the construction of Navy planes at Corpus Christi Naval Air Base, Texas." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem. View full size.

 
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