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

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


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Call Number: LC-USW36-315



  • hellodeer 7y

    wow the lighting on these is so great.
  • fPat Murray PRO 6y

    yea same, the lighting is pretty nice, i wonder if it is ambient
  • ian robertson 6y

    Is this an HDR photo?
  • Kyle Mills Hall 6y

    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.
  • Pablo Escobar 6y

    wow! you make amazing photos!
  • Apropos Photo PRO 6y

    I'm having difficulty believing that this was taken in 1942. Talk about skill, it is humbling to see this kind of work.
  • Stefanie Stewart PRO 6y

    OMG is this for real? Amazing photos. Quite humbling to see such amazing work in the digital age.
  • natasha 6y

    looks like a still from a movie!
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