Lathe operator machining parts for transport planes at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas (LOC)

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    Hollem, Howard R.,, photographer.

    Lathe operator machining parts for transport planes at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

    1942 Oct.

    1 transparency : color.

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

    Subjects:
    Consolidated Aircraft Corporation
    Airplane industry
    World War, 1939-1945
    Women--Employment
    Lathes
    United States--Texas--Fort Worth

    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 12002-19 (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.1a34951

    Call Number: LC-USW36-421

    dflora_pix, Frenkieb, and 187 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. brenda_bopz 87 months ago | reply

      Jeez-oh-Pete, the arms on that gal!

    2. TobiasJPS 77 months ago | reply

      This image is amazing in it's softness of light, femininity and depth juxtaposed against the hard work and grittiness of the subject.

    3. Lú_ 75 months ago | reply

      This image has been used in the indicommons.org post First of The Commons, on the first anniversary of the Library of Congress and Flickr's pilot launch.


    4. phoppernowlin 73 months ago | reply

      Classic '40's image.

    5. liits 71 months ago | reply

      No doubt a brilliant photo but I’m inclined to think that it was staged. The headstock of the capstan lathe is fitted with a face plate, normally used for securing odd shapes or castings where a collet or chuck would not be appropriate. There is no jig or clamps attached to it and the capstan itself does not seem to have any tool blocks fitted to it. I’d hazard a guess that the picture was taken while the machine was being set up.

    6. WarcoUK 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lathes, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. loganzillmer 22 months ago | reply

      I want that hat

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