Friday, March 23, 2012

Spectacular Photos of WW II Defense Plant Workers

You know, of the 'Rosie the Riveter' sort.

October 1942. Kansas City, Kansas. "B-25 bomber plane at North American Aviation being hauled along an outdoor assembly line."
4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.


  


August 1942. Mechanic Mary Josephine Farley works on a Wright Whirlwind motor in the Corpus Christi, Texas, 
Naval Air Base assembly and repairs shop. 
4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard R. Hollem.








About 3 dozen in all, from the "Office of War Information."

                                                                                                  



And what a difference 70 years makes; we've gone from riveters to grifters.



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