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

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When: 01 January 1939

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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


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    • 18/Jan/2008 16:11:22

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

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    Ernest W Adams

    • 22/Jan/2008 00:38:25

    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.

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    Rob Scumaci

    • 22/Jan/2008 01:09:30

    This guy knew how to light - excellent.

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    zesty watch

    • 26/Jan/2008 14:45:04

    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.

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    K Cjuliofelix

    • 29/Dec/2008 11:51:06

    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.

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    Enric Martinez

    • 16/Jan/2009 18:57:27

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

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    • 18/May/2009 13:52:31

    it looks like in the rosie the riveter

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    • 26/Jun/2009 22:52:04

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

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    • 03/Nov/2009 15:27:58

    This is one of the most amazing pictures I've seen. -- Seen in your 1930s-40s in Color set. (?)