Woman machinist, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. (LOC)

Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer.


Woman machinist, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.


1942 Oct.


1 transparency : color.



Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.

Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.



Douglas Aircraft Company

Airplane industry


World War, 1939-1945

Assembly-line methods

United States--California--Long Beach


Format: Transparencies--Color


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 12002-39 (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.1a35355


Call Number: LC-USW36-127



  • diane m. dobson 8y

    almost looks like a set up for a poster. expert lighting.
  • Ernest Adams PRO 8y

    It's posed. The shirt is crisp from the laundry (and is too good to be wearing while working on machine tools), while her hands are unnaturally clean. Still, a nice picture.
  • Rob Scumaci PRO 8y

    This guy knew how to light - excellent.
  • m, as me, a.k.a. marie 8y

    husbands at war, wifes working. A period I did not know (born in 1950), but having heard so much of this.
    Your library is very moving, for all what it shows, and the very historical memories.
  • K Cjuliofelix 7y

    Excelente fotografía de claroscuro.Tanto la mujer como la máquina están muy bien modeladas por la luz.La posición central del motivo sugiere el carácter estático de la escena.
  • Enric Martinez 7y

    That's definitely wonderful. It looks like a barrock painting, simply wonderful.
  • wein morales 6y

    it looks like in the rosie the riveter
  • Juan Pablo Yanez 6y

    Her hands, shop around and even that machine are in mint condition.
  • Pristine*Belle 6y

    This is one of the most amazing pictures I've seen.

    Seen in your 1930s-40s in Color set. (?)
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