Truck driver at TVA's Douglas Dam, Tennessee (LOC)

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Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer.

Truck driver at TVA's Douglas Dam, Tennessee

1942 June

1 transparency : color.

Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Tennessee Valley Authority
World War, 1939-1945
Construction industry
United States--Tennessee

Format: Transparencies--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 12002-36 (DLC) 93845501

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at

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Call Number: LC-USW36-315

ovas, kimberly.ruley, vercellink, and 81 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. hellodeer 77 months ago | reply

    wow the lighting on these is so great.

  2. fPat 72 months ago | reply

    yea same, the lighting is pretty nice, i wonder if it is ambient

  3. iggy503 72 months ago | reply

    Is this an HDR photo?

  4. lM II lL lL S 70 months ago | reply

    absolutely not! this photo was taken in 1942. There was no photoshop back then. This photo is quite amazing considering the technology. That light coming from the left is a flash bulb. It has to be pretty bright to overpower the ambient daylight.

  5. Man Who Shot JFK [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

    wow! you make amazing photos!

  6. 'Tis Me Indeed 65 months ago | reply

    I'm having difficulty believing that this was taken in 1942. Talk about skill, it is humbling to see this kind of work.

  7. pouletchalet 65 months ago | reply

    OMG is this for real? Amazing photos. Quite humbling to see such amazing work in the digital age.

  8. torontonatasha 63 months ago | reply

    looks like a still from a movie!

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