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Boomtown: 1941

Boomtown: 1941

October 1941. Radford, Virginia. "Sunset Village, FSA project for defense workers in Hercules powder plant. Individual homes on land leased from nearby farmers. Son of defense worker gathering scrap lumber." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott, Farm Security Admin. View full size.

 

Early Boomers: 1940

Early Boomers: 1940

December 1940. "War boom in a New England industrial town. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Bryant in their trailer about two miles out of Bath, Maine. Mr. Bryant works in the shipyard. They have been living in the trailer for two months. They could not rent in Bath and although a trailer cost them almost as much as a house, Mr. Bryant feels that it is a better investment because they do not know where they will go next in search of work when this 'boom' is over." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

No-Nox: 1941

No-Nox: 1941

October 1941. "Defense motive in advertising. Elmira, New York." Medium format acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

War Barn: 1941

War Barn: 1941

October 1941. "Defense motive in outdoor advertising. Near Elmira, New York." Medium format acetate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

THINK: 1941

THINK: 1941

December 1941. "Washington apartment house turned into office space for the Foreign Function Bureau." Acetate negative by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Conoco Ethyl: 1942

Conoco Ethyl: 1942

May 14, 1942. Washington, D.C. "Filling up with gas on the day before rationing starts." 4x5 inch acetate negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

First-Nighters: 1941

First-Nighters: 1941

September 1941. "First evening in the new home. FSA defense housing project in Hartford, Conn. Living in a defense boom town is expensive, so both work -- husband at Pratt & Whitney and wife in a restaurant." Photo by John Collier, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Washington Rubber: 1942

Washington Rubber: 1942

May 14, 1942. Washington, D.C. "Filling up with gas on the day before rationing starts." 4x5 inch acetate negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Last Call: 1942

Last Call: 1942

May 14, 1942. Washington, D.C. "Filling up with gas on the day before rationing starts." 4x5 inch acetate negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Flight Line: 1942

Flight Line: 1942

October 1942. "Long lines of A-20 attack bombers roll ceaselessly, night and day, through the Douglas Aircraft plant at Long Beach, California. The A-20 is used by the American Air Force and the Royal Air Force (RAF) for hedge-hopping and strafing operations against ground troops and installations -- also for reconnaissance work and night fighting. It is armed for its several duties with light and heavy caliber guns in varying combinations." 4x5 acetate negative by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Taps: 1942

Taps: 1942

July 1942. Rupert, Idaho. "Minidoka War Relocation Center -- former CCC camp now under FSA management. Wash bowls used by the Japanese-Americans." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Smiths: 1942

The Smiths: 1942

May 1942. "Childersburg, Alabama. Cousa Court housing project for defense workers in boom area around the DuPont Powder Plant. The Smiths share the drudgery of housework, for they both have important war jobs." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

It'll Buff Out: 1942

It'll Buff Out: 1942

May 1942. Arlington, Virginia. "Operations in auto body plant and storage of 'frozen' cars. Buffing surface of a car body prior to painting. Cars 'frozen' by Office of Price Administration ruling stored on Virginia farm." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Home of the Brave: 1942

Home of the Brave: 1942

July 1942. "Rupert, Idaho. Former CCC camp now under FSA management. Japanese-Americans taking down their flag in the evening." Internees at the Minidoka War Relocation Center. Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Summer Interned: 1942

Summer Interned: 1942

July 1942. "Rupert, Idaho. A Japanese-American farm worker at former CCC camp now under FSA management" -- the Minidoka War Relocation Center, last seen here. Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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