Annette del Sur publicizing salvage campaign in yard of Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1939

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Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer.

Annette del Sur publicizing salvage campaign in yard of Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

1942 Oct.

1 transparency : color.

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

Douglas Aircraft Company
Airplane industry
World War, 1939-1945
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,

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 12002-39 (DLC) 93845501

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Call Number: LC-USW36-118


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    • 13/Feb/2008 09:10:29

    Salvage was so critically important. You are talking about a period of time when people were saving bacon grease for the war effort. We could learn some lessons about re-use from WWII

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    Noël Zia Lee

    • 29/Aug/2008 12:22:56

    when i was a kid during ww ii, we salvaged everything from string to the foil from gum wrappers and cigarette packages

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    • 15/Jul/2009 09:01:26

    wow one of my favorites..

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    various front

    • 11/Aug/2009 17:03:02

    Wow! My dad worked for Douglas in later years. Love this photo!

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    hard-to-find scarecrow

    • 03/Aug/2010 18:32:48

    Now we know where Lady Gaga got her start. Seriously, this is an amazing photo, especially in context.

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    • 28/Mar/2011 13:05:39

    I'm just wondering how many stitches she needed after this photo shoot. ;)

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    • 05/Jul/2011 08:26:18

    love the last two comments, this is great I love how people could find time to smile during such a harsh war. RIP to my Seabee <3

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    • 30/Oct/2012 02:10:20

    Trying to find someone who worked for Douglas Aircraft Company in 1943.......any ideas on how I can do that? I have a name.....tried to find archives but no luck. :( [email protected]

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    • 25/Mar/2021 04:16:10

    Congrats on Explore! ⭐ March 24, 2021

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    • 25/Mar/2021 10:02:33

    ✨🌟★❤✯♥♡✨ Very beautiful ✨♡♥✯❤★🌟✨

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    le cabri

    • 25/Mar/2021 22:24:36

    Great work. Keep them coming