Men and women make efficient operating teams on riveting and other jobs at the Douglas Aircraft plant, Long Beach, Calif. Most important of the many types of aircraft made at this plant are the B-17F ("Flying Fortress") heavy bomber, the A-20 ("Havoc") as

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Men and women make efficient operating teams on riveting and other jobs at the Douglas Aircraft plant, Long Beach, Calif. Most important of the many types of aircraft made at this plant are the B-17F ("Flying Fortress") heavy bomber, the A-20 ("Havoc") assault bomber and the C-47 heavy transport plane for the carrying of troops and cargo

1942 Oct.

1 transparency : color.

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Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Photo shows a woman and man working on a Douglas Aircraft Company cockpit shell identified as a C-47 based on the window outline. Although sometimes called a 'biscuit bomber, 'the plane was for transport. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008 and 2009)
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Subjects:
Douglas Aircraft Company
Airplane industry
Women--Employment
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.1a35338

Call Number: LC-USW36-105

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Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    Flyer31

    • 18/Jan/2008 05:31:10

    This is the front end of a C-47. The woman has inserted the rivit and is controlling the rivit gun. The man is holding a "T" bucking bar against the end of the rivit so it will flare and draw the aluminum sheets together. Styaged, but nice.

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    Eric Hunt.

    • 12/Aug/2008 06:13:18

    The lighting is incredible. Really good stuff.

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    ChrisRudge

    • 19/Sep/2008 17:43:36

    Great lighting to highlight just the subject closely.. But I recall from other shots of the era, that this was how it was done

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    ak5x

    • 10/Jan/2009 04:17:20

    I didn't know there was transparency film in 1942. I agree with ChrisRudge and Eric in SF. This is great lighting. I had one flight in a C47. Was this the one?

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    Eric Hunt.

    • 10/Jan/2009 04:28:03

    Kodachrome came out in 1935. There were earlier, larger format color reversal films prior to Kodachrome.

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    ak5x

    • 10/Jan/2009 06:04:35

    Thanks Eric in SF, I have some 40 year old transparently film that has lost some color. It is amazing that these have retained the color purity they have.

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    Eric Hunt.

    • 10/Jan/2009 06:07:53

    Kodachrome in particular among color reversal films is known for its color stability and longevity. E-6 usually is listed as having a maximum storage age of 50 years. Kodachrome is 200 years.

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    jizika

    • 05/Apr/2009 19:25:13

    thank you so much for posting

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    The Library of Congress

    • 19/Dec/2009 01:37:00

    Thanks for identifying the plane model! For a similar photo, see www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2179068949

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    marcellucray

    • 19/Apr/2012 10:25:09

    ...........lightning