Carefully trained women inspectors check and inspect cargo transport innerwings before they are assembled on the fuselage, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1939

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Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer.

Carefully trained women inspectors check and inspect cargo transport innerwings before they are assembled on the fuselage, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

1942 Oct.

1 transparency : color.

Notes:
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.1a35361

Call Number: LC-USW36-299

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    Marmalade_Photography

    • 17/Jan/2008 20:00:00

    woman's work is never done!

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    AlinaShots

    • 19/Jan/2008 02:37:21

    wonderful capture of the past

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    Frøken Klokken

    • 21/Jan/2008 12:15:50

    Of course they found it necessary to emphasize that the women inspectors are 'carefully trained'!

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    Poozlink

    • 18/Oct/2008 14:18:12

    Really amazing! I am glad to see the color photo of WWII!

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    technogeo

    • 13/Nov/2008 17:09:24

    These parts are for Douglas C-47 (or "Dakota") cargo planes. The "innerwing" is called the "center wing" or the "wing and nacelle assembly - complete" in the Parts List for this plane. The women are inspecting the upper surfaces of the starboard nacelles.

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    technogeo

    • 14/Nov/2008 15:25:22

    Unusual clothing. This may be the only airplane factory photo with women wearing skirts. The one in the red jacket is wearing sandals, too. All to make it look like a pleasant workplace, I guess. Funny pose, showing a bit of leg.

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    Tony Wilkinson 

    • 15/Mar/2009 18:38:34

    this is brilliant......well done

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    Simon Blanc

    • 16/Jul/2009 02:39:32

    Amazing picture, great testimony !

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    Becca(at BrightHaven)

    • 03/Sep/2009 13:26:51

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lady Vintage, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    leonardo italiano

    • 25/Sep/2009 23:18:34

    i admire the great women who worked in the factories during ww2. i know this english lady that was in the raf ww2. she worked on the landcaster and the halifax bomber. these photos finnaly pay homage to these wonderful gals.

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    reyfocus

    • 06/Oct/2009 11:54:17

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Art' Flying Machines, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    Tish Lily

    • 22/Mar/2010 17:22:40

    This picture is great. Lots of lines kind of draw you in. And the women in their skirts seem so at odds with what they are inspecting.

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    Dan K ™

    • 22/Nov/2010 14:26:05

    I noticed the 'carefully trained' wording too. Old values there.

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    ryandanielschmidt

    • 29/Aug/2013 07:50:25

    Dames!