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Future Farmer: 1943

February 1943. "Madison, Wisconsin. Farm short course at the University of Wisconsin. Robert A. Janowski, who is eighteen years old and a high school graduate, comes from a sixty-four acre farm of which five acres are cultivated. His father works as an automobile mechanic in Chicago." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

February 1943. "Madison, Wisconsin. Farm short course at the University of Wisconsin. Robert A. Janowski, who is eighteen years old and a high school graduate, comes from a sixty-four acre farm of which five acres are cultivated. His father works as an automobile mechanic in Chicago." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

I Am the Egg Lady: 1943

February 1943. "Rio Grande, Gallia County, Ohio. Farm labor training program to aid in war food production. Mrs. Younkers grading eggs. There are three boys in this family who will also help with farm work." Photo by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

February 1943. "Rio Grande, Gallia County, Ohio. Farm labor training program to aid in war food production. Mrs. Younkers grading eggs. There are three boys in this family who will also help with farm work." Photo by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Stop, Look, Listen: 1943

June 1943. "New Britain, Connecticut, is home to many essential war industries. A woman railroad crossing watcher letting down the gates until the train passes." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

June 1943. "New Britain, Connecticut, is home to many essential war industries. A woman railroad crossing watcher letting down the gates until the train passes." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

TICKETS: 1943

April 1943. "San Augustine, Texas. Story of a small town. The waiting room in the railroad station." Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

April 1943. "San Augustine, Texas. Story of a small town. The waiting room in the railroad station." Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Woman in the Window: 1943

May 1943. "Beaumont, Texas. Wartime occupational replacement by women in men's traditional jobs. Lady in signal tower who operates block signals for railroad crossing." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

May 1943. "Beaumont, Texas. Wartime occupational replacement by women in men's traditional jobs. Lady in signal tower who operates block signals for railroad crossing." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Coal Goes to War: 1942

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Champion No. 1 coal cleaning plant of Pittsburgh Coal Company." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Champion No. 1 coal cleaning plant of Pittsburgh Coal Company." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Animal Trap Company: 1942

November 1942. "Lititz, Pennsylvania. Small town in wartime. The Animal Trap Company of America now makes bullets, but almost no traps. Mrs. Julian Bachman is a gauge inspector for the company." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

November 1942. "Lititz, Pennsylvania. Small town in wartime. The Animal Trap Company of America now makes bullets, but almost no traps. Mrs. Julian Bachman is a gauge inspector for the company." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Reading Room: 1942

November 1942. "Lititz, Pennsylvania. Small town in wartime. Mrs. Julian Bachman at home with her family. She's twenty-three, has been married one year, and works at the Animal Trap Company from 7 to 4. Her husband is in Officer Candidate School of the U.S. Army Air Corps in Kentucky, so she lives with her parents. Her brother is sixteen and in high school." Acetate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

November 1942. "Lititz, Pennsylvania. Small town in wartime. Mrs. Julian Bachman at home with her family. She's twenty-three, has been married one year, and works at the Animal Trap Company from 7 to 4. Her husband is in Officer Candidate School of the U.S. Army Air Corps in Kentucky, so she lives with her parents. Her brother is sixteen and in high school." Acetate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Shave and a Shoeshine: 1942

November 1942. "Lititz, Pennsylvania. Wartime activities of a small town. Mr. Pennepacker, one of seven barbers in town, has sixty less haircuts a month since the boys left town." Acetate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

November 1942. "Lititz, Pennsylvania. Wartime activities of a small town. Mr. Pennepacker, one of seven barbers in town, has sixty less haircuts a month since the boys left town." Acetate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Low Miles: 1942

November 1942. "Lititz, Pennsylvania. Showroom of the Pierson Motor Company owned by Al Pierson, who is showing his one second-hand car to a local farmer. Before the war there always were three brand new cars in his showroom. Now the chief business of garages is repairing." Acetate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

November 1942. "Lititz, Pennsylvania. Showroom of the Pierson Motor Company owned by Al Pierson, who is showing his one second-hand car to a local farmer. Before the war there always were three brand new cars in his showroom. Now the chief business of garages is repairing." Acetate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Wartime Washington: 1942

Washington, D.C.,  circa 1942. "U.S. Capitol, East Front. Sentry posted outside of House chamber." Medium format acetate negative, Office of War Information. View full size.

Washington, D.C., circa 1942. "U.S. Capitol, East Front. Sentry posted outside of House chamber." Medium format acetate negative, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Junk, Food: 1942

October 1942. "Butte, Montana. Eating lunch at the scrap salvage campaign." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

October 1942. "Butte, Montana. Eating lunch at the scrap salvage campaign." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Pearl Harbor Bar: 1942

October 1942. "Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gas station converted into a bar." Libation station for the Duration. Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

October 1942. "Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gas station converted into a bar." Libation station for the Duration. Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Junior Scrapper: 1942

October 1942. "Butte, Montana. 'Salvage for Victory.' Truck crew on scrap salvage day." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

October 1942. "Butte, Montana. 'Salvage for Victory.' Truck crew on scrap salvage day." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

To Herr With Love: 1942

October 1942. "Butte, Montana. Schoolchildren on a pile of scrap which they gathered during the salvage campaign." Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

October 1942. "Butte, Montana. Schoolchildren on a pile of scrap which they gathered during the salvage campaign." Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
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