Women workers install fixtures and assemblies to a tail fuselage section of a B-17F bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F is a later model of the B-17 which distinguished itself in acti

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Women workers install fixtures and assemblies to a tail fuselage section of a B-17F bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F is a later model of the B-17 which distinguished itself in action in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a long range, high altitude heavy bomber, with a crew of seven to nine men, and with armament sufficient to defend itself on daylight missions

1942 Oct.

1 transparency : color.

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Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.
Published in: American women : a Library of Congress guide ... Washington : Library of Congress, 2001, p. 388.

Subjects:
Douglas Aircraft Company
Airplane industry
Women--Employment
World War, 1939-1945
Bombers
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.1a03058
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Call Number: LC-USW36-128

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    real chickens

    • 18/Jan/2008 01:31:27

    incredible

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    roderickbodine

    • 19/Jan/2008 16:14:16

    The quality and composition of the photo is outstanding!

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    pepinlachance2

    • 24/Jan/2008 00:43:39

    They seem so cordenated.

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    yourFAVORITEmartian

    • 25/Jan/2008 02:09:32

    Remind anyone of "Alien"?

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    petersuksin_chan

    • 31/Jan/2008 02:47:15

    very nice

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    Stew Stryker

    • 20/Feb/2008 13:05:08

    I agree with Roderick, excellent lighting and composition. This is a duplicate of this shot: www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2179922684/ But this one has the color corrected (very nicely). I'm surprised they're both here.

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    Philipp Bunge

    • 23/Feb/2008 10:27:28

    Stew Stryker wrote:

    This is a duplicate of this shot: www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2179922684/ But this one has the color corrected (very nicely). I'm surprised they're both here.
    Actually it is not a duplicate, the posture of the woman down left is slightly different. I do agree the color is better in this one though.

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    mroliverridley

    • 25/Feb/2008 20:49:58

    no hearing protection=deaf ladies. No eye protection either, and flimsy shoes! Very interesting, and a great photo!

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    TomBuilder

    • 21/Oct/2008 16:10:48

    Love this series....

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    ianvandersar

    • 23/Nov/2008 19:19:10

    Is this the Death Star?

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    10194 Calavera no llora, no tiene corazón

    • 01/Dec/2008 20:24:27

    hermosa fotoo

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    Mario Aprea

    • 01/Dec/2008 22:10:28

    interesting shoot

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    terrific lake

    • 07/Dec/2008 15:43:06

    excellent shot

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    K Cjuliofelix

    • 29/Dec/2008 11:44:58

    La fuerza de esta foto es indudable,y toda se debe al ambiente de elementos concéntricos en que se encuentran las trabajadoras.

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    artland

    • 05/Mar/2009 17:46:38

    wonderfullllllllllll !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    shanda tackett

    • 13/Mar/2009 14:31:50

    Clearly, Norman Rockwell with a camera!!!

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    smoggy mist

    • 21/Mar/2009 20:10:33

    Beautiful, clear shot!

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    Aleksander Markin. Александр Маркин

    • 07/Apr/2009 04:00:39

    Beautiful!

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    fengschwing

    • 15/Apr/2009 16:37:28

    Great picture. Snappy title.

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    Phong Ngo Vi

    • 23/Apr/2009 03:10:03

    Very nice!!!

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    wsokol

    • 26/Apr/2009 03:37:46

    Wonderful example of the incredible photography done of the war effort, and of the work of the "Rosie the Riveters" who did so much on the homefront to help win the war, and then were sent home after the war and are almost forgotten now. These B-17's, Flying Fortresses, were at the heart of the war effort, and without these women, they never would have been built.

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    Khor Hui Min

    • 08/May/2009 03:48:24

    Nice composition

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    regular value

    • 13/May/2009 02:08:03

    great photo, almost comical in a sense.

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    eleven2007

    • 22/May/2009 02:21:32

    very nice~~

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    Gigi Mazzarini (mazzarinieyes)

    • 31/May/2009 20:32:53

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Point of View - post your favorite image -, and we'd love to have this added to the group! excellent lighting and composition.

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    Alan Cottam

    • 01/Jun/2009 19:46:03

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    Amelia Alonso

    • 05/Jun/2009 10:02:11

    increible!!!!!!

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    (deaf mute)

    • 12/Jun/2009 22:47:02

    They're actually in the side pod of the Millennium Falcon, innit? This photo was taken by Chewbacca. :) [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2720790583/] (Actually, to get an exposure as good as this on a transparency slide when there is such a range of tones takes supreme skills - and a bit of bracketing). -- Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)

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    Vanhesshha

    • 12/Jun/2009 23:00:11

    pffff INCREIBLE

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    Time and Hour

    • 06/Jul/2009 13:59:27

    Fantastic.

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    • 13/Jul/2009 20:32:33

    sweet!

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    stkr6cv

    • 22/Aug/2009 20:44:55

    I am just amazed how thin the skin is. To think those guys flew in these planes and got shot at with a minimum of protective armor. No wonder so many aircrew were killed... My hat is off to that generation!

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    Davide Caravella

    • 05/Dec/2009 18:39:04

    Everytime I login in flikr, look this photo album and everytime I enjoy again as if the first time.

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    BeAnOregonDuck

    • 16/Dec/2009 17:27:50

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

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    theprimespotcom

    • 02/May/2010 15:16:16

    Much appreciated. I have met alot of people that work in the aircraft and airlines industry lately.

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    herrbelial

    • 16/Jun/2010 19:02:41

    nice

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    cheap tomatoes

    • 23/Jun/2010 10:37:55

    GENIUS... SO KUBRICK so 2001 space odyssey ... amazing

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    Jonboy270

    • 31/Jan/2013 09:48:41

    Didn't Boeing build the B-17?

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    Congrats on Explore! ⭐ March 24, 2021

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    gato-gato-gato

    • 25/Mar/2021 07:31:26

    Excellent

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    • 25/Mar/2021 11:33:03

    ✨🌟★❤✯♥♡✨ Very beautiful ✨♡♥✯❤★🌟✨

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    le cabri

    • 26/Mar/2021 01:16:02

    Well taken