Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer.
Two assembly line workers at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company enjoy a well-earned lunch period, Long Beach, Calif. Nacelle parts of a heavy bomber form the background
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
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Source: Flickr Commons
This workers looks so stylish!
These look like fashion shots. The red vest with the pin keeps coming up. Maybe a "Rosey the Riveter" style shoot?
My mom worked at Douglas. I have pictures of her in her grey zip-up pantsuit (much like what garage mechanics wear). The pictures show on this site have to be ones for promoting as they did not dress like this for work, that is for sure!
how did you restore the color ?
The Library of Congress
The scans are not color corrected or adjusted to create an optimized view of the photographic scene, rather they represent the qualities of the images as they exist in the collection at the time they are scanned.
the picture does look pretty "scened/styled" - maybe it was for an ad? (to draft women?). these other picture by the same photographer emphasize my point: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Alfred_T._Palmer
Fil-Am Waldorf Md. USA
Awesome, superb work no words I can say but breathtaking.
Ms Marian, You are right Grams worked there too and most of the pictures we have of her have her in a puffy slightly fitted jumpsuit. However there are at least 3 pictures of My grams looking more like the above photo that we have in her black and whites.
Your looking at the quintessential “Rosie The Riveter”. God bless the American female, they put them in the air during the war.