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The Old Noodle: 1942

The Old Noodle: 1942

July 1942. "Posting ceiling prices in foreign languages. Charles Ruggiero, clerk in a grocery store in New York's Italian section, wishes the handful of spaghetti he is breaking were Mussolini's neck. The ceiling price sign above his head, written in Italian, is helping to defeat Il Duce by controlling inflation, one of America's most dangerous enemies." Medium format negative by Howard Liberman for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Spritzed by an Angel: 1942

Spritzed by an Angel: 1942

November 1942. Babies' Hospital, New York. "Nurse training. Nurses learn the care of patients suffering from burns. Here, the nurse paints a boy's burned back with sulfathiazole. The treatment of burns is of much public interest in these days of warfare on civilian populations with incendiary bombs." Medium format nitrate negative by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Sunday Dinner: 1942

Sunday Dinner: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. The family of Ralph Hurlbut. A Sunday dinner honoring Corporal Robert Hurlbut, twenty-one, home on his first furlough from the Army. All of the Hurlbuts are on hand for the occasion, including the married and grandchildren. Corporal Robert is not the only Hurlbut serving his country. The elder Hurlbut (far left) works in a defense plant and Mrs. Hurlbut and all of the children old enough are enrolled in various American voluntary services." Photo by Fenno Jacobs, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Swing Shift: 1943

Swing Shift: 1943

April 1943. Buffalo, New York. "Swing-shift workers on the sidelines at the weekly swingshift dance held at the Main-Utica ballroom." Medium format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Naval Escort: 1943

Naval Escort: 1943

April 1943. Montgomery County, Maryland. "Servicemen and their girls at the Glen Echo amusement park." Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

War Machinists: 1942

War Machinists: 1942

August 1942. "Women in industry. Sharp eyes and agile fingers make these young women ideal machine operators. They're conditioning and reshaping milling cutters in a huge Midwest machine tool company. Republic Drill and Tool, Chicago." Photo by Ann Rosener, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Color Wheels: 1943

Color Wheels: 1943

May 1943. "Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore. Ship painters loaded on a truck." Photo by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Blown In: 1942

Blown In: 1942

Washington, D.C., circa 1942. "Conservation of fuel oil -- rock-wool attic insulation." Office of War Information photo. View full size.

 

Rational Thoughts: 1942

Rational Thoughts: 1942

Washington, D.C., circa 1942. "Food rationing stamps. Demonstration of point rationing plan in schools." With what seem to be some tasty sides of Mexican culture. United States Office of War Information photo. View full size.

 

Career Track: 1943

Career Track: 1943

February 1943. "Women in essential services. Women railroad workers take over the care and maintenance of freight and passenger trains in the Southern Pacific Company yards at San Francisco, California." Medium-format negative by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Roger the Riveter: 1942

Roger the Riveter: 1942

October 1942. "Riveter at work at the Douglas Aircraft plant in Long Beach, California." Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer. View full size.

 

The Ladies Who Lunch: 1943

The Ladies Who Lunch: 1943

April 1943. "Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, Chicago & North Western Railroad, Clinton, Iowa." Marcella Hart is at left, Mrs. Elibia Siematter at right. Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Outta My Way: 1942

Outta My Way: 1942

June 1942. "Tank driver -- Fort Knox, Kentucky." Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Avenging Angel: 1942

Avenging Angel: 1942

        "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

October 1942. "Woman at work on bomber motor, Douglas Aircraft Co., Long Beach, California." Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Empty Calories: 1942

Empty Calories: 1942

        "Nothing for me, thanks."

October 1942. "Girl worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach." Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
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