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

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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

gentk, JosephFinn, Leah Gregg, and 234 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. restlessthought 88 months ago | reply

    almost looks like a set up for a poster. expert lighting.

  2. Ernest W Adams 88 months ago | reply

    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.

  3. Rob Scumaci 88 months ago | reply

    This guy knew how to light - excellent.

  4. m, as me, a.k.a. marie [deleted] 88 months ago | reply

    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.

  5. K Cjuliofelix 77 months ago | reply

    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.

  6. Enric Martinez 76 months ago | reply

    That's definitely wonderful. It looks like a barrock painting, simply wonderful.

  7. QuillArts 72 months ago | reply

    it looks like in the rosie the riveter

  8. Breechman 71 months ago | reply

    Her hands, shop around and even that machine are in mint condition.

  9. Pristine*Belle 66 months ago | reply

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

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

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