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When: 01 January 1939

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Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer.

Smoke stacks


1 transparency : color.

Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

World War, 1939-1945
Industrial facilities

Format: Transparencies--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 12002-28 (DLC) 93845501

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Call Number: LC-USW36-376


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    • 17/Jan/2008 00:59:38

    What a beautiful mess we've made.

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    • 17/Jan/2008 08:09:35

    Wow! This is how the other developing countries learn how to pollute the environment which you (the developed) have done long back.

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    bumpy reaction

    • 07/Feb/2008 16:31:40

    It is interesting how some people point fingers at others to make their own plight seem more acceptable. That, is truly ignorant.

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    Bill Hass

    • 10/Feb/2008 02:08:27

    And if visionary and inventive people in our country hadn't developed ways to use our resources when they did, you that criticize with your sound bites would have been complaining about something else.

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    • 08/Mar/2008 23:16:41

    Is this american way of fife?

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    flat bushes

    • 11/Mar/2008 07:22:44

    humans are curious creatures. happy to have the benefits and all too willing to avert their eyes from the costs, or blame them only upon those whose land houses them, as if in accepting the output, they are any less culpable. we're in "this" together, folks. if there's any shame, any blame, it is utterly shared by now. at some point, we really need to stop pointing fingers. nothing is going to be accomplished until then. so the real question is -- who is the better human? and do we or do we not really want to be better humans?

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    • 11/Jun/2008 09:29:36

    NoWhereNo-Where You are invited to add this image to Please tag this photo with NoWhere when you add it to the pool.

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    • 24/Nov/2008 04:05:49

    environment, schmenvironment.... this is a beautiful photograph.

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    Photographer Laura Burbaite

    • 27/Mar/2009 22:52:56

    excellent smoke capture! nice contrast on this one as well

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    Sretenje od Vuletica

    • 29/Jul/2009 14:50:17

    You only fault pig,and the photo is the same.

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    I'm Danny, dude!

    • 29/Apr/2010 02:08:18

    great shot

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    • 28/Mar/2011 12:55:19

    Come on people, can't we just enjoy the images and history without turning this into some soapbox? I'm twice is political as the next guy, but there is a time and a place. And here ain't it. :p

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    Seen Snaps

    • 22/Nov/2013 14:18:53

    ^ +1 The photo is gorgeous. The points are valid. But this is a place to raise these topics awareness VISUALLY

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    • 20/Oct/2020 20:16:56

    Ah such a beautiful sight. It's the muscular look of freedom, Hitler and Tojo being ground down and thoroughly defeated.