Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer.
Women at work on bomber, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.
1 transparency : color.
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.
Douglas Aircraft Company
World War, 1939-1945
United States--California--Long Beach
No known restrictions on publication.
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
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.1a35341
Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
Fascinating snapshots from history
Interesting. The clothing is actual work clothes for this shot - except the shoes.
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Is there such a thing as a War Worker Woman fetish? Well there is now, and I've got it...
I just love the way they are dressed.
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I have slides from thirty years ago that are not this sharp and also the colors have shifted and faded. I am really impressed with how great these slides are.
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The composition on this photo is amazing. It looks like it could be from a photoshoot taken this year.
Rosie the Riveter!
This could be my mother, we lived just a few miles from this plant.
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Great shot !!! Beautiful
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Thanks for sharing this wonderful historic photo.
Couldn't see a person's face on left hand side.
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bonita foto :)
Great quality, perfect shot.
well..strobist has really come a long way...sure this is from 1940's ? looks too good. :D
que buena foto, se ve muy bien, buena toma ;)
Unsoiled shirts, clean jeans, shiny shoes with spotless soles, not a speck of oil, grease or dirt in sight. History records that many women worked during the second world war, quite possibly not these though. However, I do like the photos.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/42/buddyicons/[email protected]?1135333988#[email protected]" height="24" width="24" /> It's a photo-shoot! If you knew you were getting your photo taken, and possibly seen by thousands of people - you'd want to be seen at your best, wouldn't you...? And the photographer's brief would have been to show the workers and their surroundings in the best possible light, possibly for recruiting purposes. http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1070/buddyicons/[email protected]?1227030648#[email protected]" height="24" width="24" /> Too good for the 1940s? Why? You only need to look at the cinematography of the movies of that era to see that those guys knew all there was to know about lighting and framing a scene. There is a modern tendency to assume that the utmost pinnacle of everything is right now, and all that came before must somehow be un-developed and inferior. Not so...
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Really great moment and photo !!!
danger: women could be letal! :)
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great shot !!
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this must be fake not even the best cameras back then could have produced as sharp and exact curves and colours like a digital cam with 10 MP can - this one is a new one and there is no doubt about it. and since I am a technician and really do know about all this stuff better shut up and just admit that either the government has faked you or you are the faker here. Ok there is one exception if this was a Hasselblad Camera...but since you have not written which camera it was I take it's a standard cam - and those make my statement above legal and valid.
I like this color tone!
This is not from a 35mm slide but from a large format camera using sheet film. Perhaps the image printed here was from a photo of a print made from it on museum grade paper. By the way, most women employed in factories were welders and not riveters because welding is a lot easier to learn quickly. Riveters were mostly people who were already riveters before the war; i.e, men.
great shot >>
Crossdouble: Ever heard of a 4x5 or an 8x10 large format camera? The negative those produce is cleaner and sharper than any digital image any camera will ever be able to make, ever. Next time know what your talking about so you don't look like an idiot.
well the problem is, 1st: that the idiot is you and not me and 2nd that I do not go down such a level and believe what some (back then) state influenced and highly controversial archive says. Even more I am not so dumb and take photos home scan em and upload em. Seems like this....."museum" has found the right brainsize for their pocket size: XXS
You make no since whatsoever, and if you are referring to the scanned images of my 35mm prints, then you truly are an idiot.
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It's clearly an image from a 4X5 camera--see the index marks at the top right, which are there so that darkroom techs can determine the film type by touch. I'm not certain, but I believe that this is a Kodachrome transparency. The lenses of the day were certainly capable of this sort of sharpness, and the lighting was most likely done with floods; strobes hadn't been invented and flash bulbs wouldn't have been an ideal solution. This photo was more than likely staged, as part of a "photo shoot" intended to generate photographs to encourage public support for the war effort. But it was probably taken on-site, at the Douglas plant in Long beach, California.
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fascinating, i really like it
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Interesting. Long before Hard Hats, Steel toe boots and safety eyeware.
absolutely stunning image-quality. Another proof that LIGHT is / was essential for excellent pics ... even a bunch of years ago ;o) greets, Daniel
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they don't make them like they used to
nice shot :)
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me hubiera gustado ue estuvieran sucias las chicas. more dirty
Awesome Shot!!! You have some great pictures in your photostream!
Phenomenal. Yes people, it's *really* old, I can tell. For one I collect vintage clothing, and many times Hollywood can't even get the look right. I have an 11x13 color shot of Vivien Leigh in '39. The detail and clarity is simply amazing... Of course I know it's her, and it can no way be a digital. While these may have been posed photos, many of the women were extremely clean and proper, hair always done in those days. They were thrown into the workfield but still would never think of going out with wrinkled clothes, etc. Plus, I can see dirt on their fingers. Excellent, excellent shots!!
wow - very nice lighting for 1942
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According to the news this morning, the old Douglas Aircraft facility is being converted to a movie production studio.
Awesome capture my friend
Very Beautiful photos.
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Excellent work! Well done. Highly regard from Vietnam!
This is an excellent image. It would be even better without the vulgar tag. IMHO.
Excellent image! I like it. :)
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Super! Excellent image! ---
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Nice to see women at work .. have the feminists made as much progress as they would like? How many women doing similar types of jobs nowadays? -- Seen on my Flickr home page. ( ?² )
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50's style.. .....great..!!!!
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this photo makes women at work look romantic! In reality today...I wonder how many women have jobs that feel romantic???
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Captured the history of our country in such a wonderful & fascinating way. I am impressed with the quality and color of the slide. Excellent photo!
wow nice pic
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respected woman power is superb
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Fantastic! Rosie the Riveter would be proud!
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Really Wonderful work .... Well done
i love the smile of vintage woman .... remind me of my late grandma . wonderful !
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Good shot. It's very beautiful
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Your looking at the quintessential “Rosie The Riveter”. God bless the American female, they put them in the air during the war.
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