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 (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1939

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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

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.

Subjects:
Douglas Aircraft Company
Airplane industry
Women--Employment
World War, 1939-1945
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.1a35342

Call Number: LC-USW36-111

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    funtik.cat

    • 18/Jan/2008 10:00:24

    This workers looks so stylish!

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    simon fleming

    • 29/Jan/2008 02:39:34

    These look like fashion shots. The red vest with the pin keeps coming up. Maybe a "Rosey the Riveter" style shoot?

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    haimediagroup

    • 04/Feb/2008 11:39:48

    Inspiring!

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    MsMarian

    • 20/Apr/2008 17:09:50

    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!

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    coordinated trade

    • 07/Feb/2009 22:00:02

    how did you restore the color ?

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    The Library of Congress

    • 09/Feb/2009 13:31:12

    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.

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    cycleslutz

    • 15/Apr/2009 15:09:56

    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

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    _GuardianAngel

    • 04/Jun/2009 00:53:20

    Classssic.

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    Fil-Am Waldorf Md. USA

    • 27/Jun/2009 01:37:56

    Awesome, superb work no words I can say but breathtaking.

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    lisa.fuqua

    • 25/Mar/2010 13:38:41

    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.

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    Jonboy270

    • 01/Mar/2013 01:48:38

    Your looking at the quintessential “Rosie The Riveter”. God bless the American female, they put them in the air during the war.