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WW2, The Gallery

Mr. O.K.: 1942

Mr. O.K.: 1942

November 1942. Lititz, Pennsylvania. "Mr. O.K. Bushong, express agent. Two trains a day pass through Lititz on the Lancaster-Reading Railroad. He says that passenger trade has increased 100 percent since war." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Women Welders: 1943

Women Welders: 1943

June 1943. "New Britain, Connecticut. Women welders at the Landers, Frary, and Clark plant." Acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

1942: Family No. 1319

1942: Family No. 1319

April 1942. "Santa Anita reception center, Los Angeles County, California. The evacuation of Japanese and Japanese-Americans from West Coast areas under United States Army war emergency order. Japanese family arriving at the center." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Porch Patrol: 1941

Porch Patrol: 1941

March 1941. "Defense workers in front of rooming houses. Norfolk, Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Portsmouth Parkers: 1941

Portsmouth Parkers: 1941

March 1941. "Houses near Navy yard. Portsmouth, Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Little Kittens: 1941

Little Kittens: 1941

March 1941. "Girls at trailer camp for defense workers. Ocean View, Virginia, outskirts of Norfolk." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Washington's Shadow: 1942

Washington's Shadow: 1942

        "With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph. So help us God."

-- Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dec. 8, 1941

March 1942. Washington, D.C. "Construction of temporary war emergency buildings on the Mall, near 16th and 17th Streets N.W., seen from the top of the Washington Monument." Acetate negative by John Ferrell for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Arsenal of Democracy: 1941

Arsenal of Democracy: 1941

August 1941. Warren, Michigan. "Tank manufacture (Chrysler). These are partially completed M-3 tanks, 28-ton steel giants being turned out at the huge Chrysler tank arsenal near Detroit. The camera was directed toward the end of the three main assembly lines. Mass assembly methods developed in automobile manufacture are used. Note overhead cranes for heavy parts." Photo by Alfred Palmer for the Office for Emergency Management. View full size.

 

Fresh Direct: 1942

Fresh Direct: 1942

October 1942. "I'll carry mine. -- Delivery vans, 1942 style, line up outside a Greenbelt, Maryland, grocery store awaiting customers. Tire scarcity and gasoline rationing have placed such service at a premium, and these youngsters who are using their express wagons to carry home Mrs. America's purchases are doing their country a real service." Medium format nitrate negative by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Junkscape: 1941

Junkscape: 1941

August 1941. "Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. An automobile graveyard outside Baltimore. Scrapped cars are collected in such yards in every state. Usable parts are stripped from the chassis and the remainder of the car is sent to scrap iron dealers for processing and shipment to steel mills." Acetate negative by "Danish," Office for Emergency Management. View full size.

 

The Deep State: 1942

The Deep State: 1942

October 1942. Washington. D.C. "Clerical workers processing forms for production requirement plan -- Priorities Division, War Production Board." Medium format acetate negative by Howard Liberman for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Prepped: 1941

Prepped: 1941

August 1941. Coffee County, Alabama. "Josh Smart family participates in the FSA Food for Defense program. Mrs. Eulia Smart says: 'I never had a pressure cooker before, an' when I got this one, I canned everything in sight' -- 264 quarts since spring." Medium format nitrate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Frozen: 1943

Frozen: 1943

February 1943. Washington, D.C. "Preparation for point rationing. While Mother keeps handy her War Ration Book Two, daughter examines the frozen foods which require removal of point stamps." 4x5 acetate negative by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Powder Roomer: 1940

Powder Roomer: 1940

December 1940. Radford, Virginia. "Hercules Powder Plant employee going upstairs. Mrs. Pritchard's boardinghouse. Eighteen men board here." One of the gents last seen here. Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Just Got In: 1940

Just Got In: 1940

December 1940. Radford, Virginia. "Influx of construction workers to build Hercules Powder Plant -- new arrivals in town. They've come by bus from West Radford." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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