- The Pen is capped, she's faking it - bmsirrine
- She's not faking it. Look at a more detailed photo. There's an exposed lead on the tip of the "pen." - Whyteshadow
- I suspect that this is not a pen. It is probably a continuity tester of some type, looking for wiring problems - ARHeminger
- 40's "updo" done with rollers - Liz Henry
- While it may be posed, it appears she is tracing threads on a coupling. - valhall64
- shoulder pads - bad_idea_dinosaur
- Remember back in the day when a war stimulated an economy instead of killing it! If robots existed then she would be begging like the rest of us - Kuby!
- Inspector, my eye. That's a model! - jdavis417
- Given that she is in Burbank, I'm surprised she is wearing long sleeves in June. I wonder if the room was air-conditioned for the equipment? - hmschott
- but no working human would be dressed like her!!!! FAKED PHOTO?? - Rainer Fischer Photography (in and out-education)
- Pearl button - hmschott
- you sure she's not applying lipstick? :) - Dill Pixels
- She was probably wearing her best for the event of being photographed for posterity. Who'd want to be photographed in factory overalls? - Veracity
- Kodachrome Type B. - shobar
- the felt tiped marker was invented in1952 - petanque don
- Yeah, this isn't a pen.
While this photo may have been a publicity stunt, it's pretty authentic. - /go/rikka
- If you knew you were going to be photographed, you'd dress up, too. These were different times, people took pride in how they looked. - 1hr photo
- not a pen. if you look at it in original size, you can see it's a glare that makes it appear to be a pen cap - Alexandriaofthenile
- lived in burbank it was nice then, not so much any more, too many people that don't love america any more... - camed1942
- Women have come a long way since then. - a was here
- dot. - Punk Marciano
- This is not a faked photo...women and men back then DRESSED....unlike today. It's not uncommon at all to see factory or other labor workers from that era wearing clothes that we think would be too dressy for work. - Walkinonsunshine
Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Calif. Shown checking electrical assemblies (LOC)
Bransby, David,, photographer.
Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Calif. Shown checking electrical assemblies
1 transparency : color.
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.
Vega Aircraft Corporation
World War, 1939-1945
Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.
Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 12002-66 (DLC) 93845501
General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac
Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a34456
Call Number: LC-USW36-273