Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Calif. Shown checking electrical assemblies (LOC)

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Bransby, David,, photographer.

Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Calif. Shown checking electrical assemblies

1942 June

1 transparency : color.

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

Subjects:
Vega Aircraft Corporation
Airplane industry
Women--Employment
World War, 1939-1945
United States--California--Burbank

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 12002-66 (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.1a34456

Call Number: LC-USW36-273

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Owner: The Library of Congress
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    getthebubbles

    • 16/Jan/2008 18:19:30

    this is a wonderful shot! and the colors- were they restored? I was trying to think of a tag that said something like "beginning of women's liberation movement" but more concise- ideas?

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    straylight6

    • 16/Jan/2008 20:16:49

    Wow, amazing photo.

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    KristieLB

    • 16/Jan/2008 20:52:12

    That's really gorgeous!

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    sean.seanie

    • 16/Jan/2008 22:05:02

    Great shot, the details are amazing.

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    free2beesmees

    • 16/Jan/2008 23:29:00

    Excellent photo! Love the colors. It blows my mind how this photo survived with great colors! I enjoy the color match of her lipstick and the pen in her hand. I also like the history..how people dressed back then and actually "dolled" up for work like this woman in the 40's.

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    ★VegaChastain★

    • 17/Jan/2008 00:58:37

    I would LOVE to have that arm patch!!!! :>)

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    jellyjams

    • 17/Jan/2008 01:45:30

    My Pops worked for Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank, CA. Vega was off and on a small part of Lockheed Aircraft during WWII.

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    buttersweet

    • 17/Jan/2008 02:41:00

    classic american beauty. i have to wonder if she dressed like that every day. lipstick and pefectly pressed dress in all that grease - i doubt it. the color is outstanding.

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    queenbkt

    • 17/Jan/2008 02:56:15

    I love that she still looks glamorous. I couldn't do it. -- Seen on your photo stream. (?)

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    ellswörthr

    • 17/Jan/2008 03:04:18

    Beautiful...

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    funny word

    • 17/Jan/2008 03:22:59

    Love the tone and color!

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    PhineasX

    • 17/Jan/2008 03:34:32

    This is titled "Hollywood's Loss" over on Shorpy. Can't disagree.

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    corsec67

    • 17/Jan/2008 05:03:46

    I like the contrast between the (lipstick, hairstyle, and blouse) and the (gloves and work she is doing). Aside from her gloves, it looks like she should be doing some kind of office work, definitely not checking wire harnesses. This is a very cool trip back into history.

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    Walljet

    • 17/Jan/2008 07:17:37

    Wundervoll!

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    carpeliam

    • 17/Jan/2008 08:52:01

    it's so interesting to see that she's wearing lipstick, blush, eyeshadow.. a nice blouse, her hair is well done... the only thing setting her apart from a stepford wife is the pair of gloves, the arm patch, and her profession. so different from today, where women in technical positions aren't expected to look any different from the men in technical positions. then again, i think the dress code on both sides of the sexes has been loosened for these types of things... much more concerned now about safety than appearance.

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    fineartdavid

    • 17/Jan/2008 13:41:38

    @getthebubbles How about "emancipation" or "suffrage". Neither are really right, but it's that kind of feeling.

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    Piper_H

    • 17/Jan/2008 14:11:48

    She is gorgeous.

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    The Library of Congress

    • 17/Jan/2008 14:24:34

    Glad you are enjoying the photos! Regarding the color for these early examples of Kodachrome color transparencies, in digitizing them we tried to reproduce the originals as faithfully as possible. For the full story on how we digitized the FSA Color photographs, go to http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/fsacdig.html

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    descriptive bottle

    • 17/Jan/2008 14:43:53

    These are amazing and inspiring! What a collection!!! I love how he women had class and style, and weren't afraid to work hard !

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    Jim Rees

    • 17/Jan/2008 14:54:57

    Kodachrome uses external dye couplers that are added at the time of processing. All other color films use dye couplers integrated with the emulsion. This makes the Kodachrome process much more complicated but the image is far more stable. This slide will still look good long after we're all dead.

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    *Milou*

    • 17/Jan/2008 15:05:18

    She is beautiful. I wonder where she is now and if she knows we are all admiring her.

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    Slimeface

    • 17/Jan/2008 15:16:19

    Style, grace and beauty with amazing lighting....

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    Dan Lester

    • 17/Jan/2008 15:36:42

    The reason for the fine color, undoubtedly with no restoration, has been explained. Also consider that LC will have kept the slides in proper storage conditions, which many home slides and phots are not stored in. Remember that this was during WWII, when a great deal of the factory and other work was done by "Rosie the Riveter" and her friends. If you don't know that poster image, google it (or yahoo it). Women did indeed do all sorts of "factory work" and men's work that they'd never done before, as all the men were off fighting and dying. Also consider that it is 99 percent sure that this was NOT a candid, but a posed shot of a selected woman who was told to dress more formally, wear makeup, and so forth. Women's Lib? Probably not. It was a wartime necessity, and afterwards a great many of them went back to usual "women's work" at home. Think of June Cleaver, who, if there were any back story, may well have been riveting wings of P-38s a few years earlier, but in the 50s was cooking dinner in heels and hose.

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    rose_peacock

    • 17/Jan/2008 16:58:44

    I could see Gena Davis playing her in a movie...

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    RR Anderson

    • 17/Jan/2008 18:43:14

    mama!

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    strph

    • 17/Jan/2008 19:27:40

    Beautiful! -- Seen on your photo stream. (?)

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    greyMedium

    • 17/Jan/2008 20:29:27

    Wow, these archives truly show the detail that medium and large format film can capture, utilizing a Sinar 54H digital back to capture thus shows how far the consumer grade DSLR's have to go before even nearing the resolution of film.

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    lawatt

    • 17/Jan/2008 23:42:10

    so fantastic to have all these images available -- i can see myself spending hours going through them all! thank you!

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    kenorland

    • 18/Jan/2008 00:18:31

    You guys!!! This is so awesome.

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    trv.eaglesun

    • 18/Jan/2008 02:35:37

    Description from Library of Congress says no enhancement at all..... just scanned as is. This is hard to believe, because many professional photos as old as this, if they are in color, have already faded.

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    lawatt

    • 18/Jan/2008 03:07:52

    this is a scanned transparency, not a print, so much less likely to fade...

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    ACFred

    • 18/Jan/2008 07:26:37

    I have an ongoing project (brand new, of course), started in an effort to help restore the color to these images, but also try to maintain the integrity and charm of the original. Here is the adjusted photo: www.flickr.com/photos/alec_fredericks/2201429168/ And the Commons Upgrade set: www.flickr.com/photos/alec_fredericks/sets/72157603732346...

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    Shannon Dagher

    • 18/Jan/2008 07:41:31

    AMAZING...this looks so "current." Like it could have been shot yesterday. Fantastic that we have shots like these for posterity. :) SO GLAD YOU'VE JOINED FLICKR! :) -- Seen in your 1930s-40s in Color set. (?)

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    Girl b - Barbara Taylor

    • 18/Jan/2008 09:57:42

    This is such a fascinating project! I work as a digitisation technician for a Design Archive, so I am excited to see how the LOC has used Flickr to get the images 'out there'. And I'm straight to that link to read more about the project! I also don't think that woman really dressed like that for work, in fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the whole thing was staged and she was really a model! I mean, in the 40's, the only woman who looked like that at a manual job was Joan Crawford in the movies, right?? It would be interesting to hear from women from that time to see what they say...

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    le cercle

    • 18/Jan/2008 13:23:52

    Wow! this is such a great picture. It really shows the demands on women to both be beautiful and laborious at the same time.

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    FlorinC

    • 18/Jan/2008 18:19:25

    Superb image, and what clarity. Even for work, the women would get all dolled up back then..amazing..she's beautiful.

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    simaruba

    • 19/Jan/2008 02:07:42

    The colors!!!

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    AlinaShots

    • 19/Jan/2008 02:31:50

    YAY!! I finally know that the past had colors too!

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    Maly B.

    • 19/Jan/2008 03:42:55

    yeah, they have been available, but it is very nice to have them in such a public and open place.

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    scheiro

    • 19/Jan/2008 16:13:35

    That a wonderful shot!!!! The woman is so beautiful. The atmosphere scene gives really strong feeling.

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    koremanoblogg

    • 19/Jan/2008 19:34:57

    Very nice

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    majorphoto

    • 19/Jan/2008 22:46:20

    Ektachrome was developed in 1935 and Kodacolor in 1942 - my parents have Kodachrome slide transparancies from the 50s that are as saturated as the day they were processed

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    dennis gray

    • 19/Jan/2008 23:45:00

    Beautiful color, but more so shows the mettle and adaptability of the American people

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    Edward on Flickr

    • 20/Jan/2008 05:03:23

    Like ACFred above, I've also had a go at re-processing this photo, starting with the 141MB TIFF image from the Library of Congress: Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation (1942) (processed) I'm not suggesting all these old photos should be "enhanced" until they look like they were taken yesterday, but it is interesting to have a look at them after processing nonetheless. And that being said, there's certainly room to improve the JPEG encoding of these images even without touching the colour-balance - just compare the large version of this image to the large version of mine to see the extra detail that's there. I've uploaded the full 7788x6384 pixel image there if you want a look - it's about 7MB.

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    lenz art

    • 20/Jan/2008 06:17:51

    i agree that she looks beautiful, and out of place yet perfectly comfortable in her surroundings. A whole different era, I've probably never looked this good going to work and I work in a nice clean office. -- Seen on your photo stream. (?)

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    adnartm

    • 20/Jan/2008 09:23:10

    This is also war propaganda. Posters such as this were used to motivate the public and keep the moralle at a higher level. I guess this was the first kind of "subversive" advertising, only with a noble purpose.

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    robb montgomery

    • 20/Jan/2008 15:45:15

    If it is a Kodachrome, likely is, it is not at all unusual that the color are this saturated and flesh tones so lifelike. A hallmark of the grainless compostion of this photographer's favorite emulsion. Also, if it kodachrome then this is a studio shot - definintly couldn't eb documentary candid news photo. Why? Other than all the obvious art direction and styling cues for of the model and hair and dress, Kodachrome is extremely slow-speed film meaning there has to be a light/strobe kit involved in the making of this image. And a tripod for the camera .. and. I love the LOC for this.

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    The Library of Congress

    • 20/Jan/2008 17:08:44

    You're right; it's Kodachrome sheet film. This good conversation made us wonder if other photos in the b&w FSA/OWI collection could offer additional clues to the context. Found one more portrait of this woman with a caption that mentions "Hollywood missed a good bet when they overlooked this attractive aircraft worker.” (The b&w negatives are low resolution since scanned in the 1990s to capture the whole collection of 170,000 b&w negatives.)

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    das_gute_a

    • 20/Jan/2008 23:19:07

    Just an innocent question: Is it incidental that these pictures appear to be truly patriotic (all of them but one?) while the caucuses are on their way? Beyond all doubt they are fantastic to look at. But why does it appeal to me, that they are - in the choice that has been made - also 'republican'? I absolutely wish I was wrong.

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    lacausey2000

    • 21/Jan/2008 02:00:03

    I don't think the choices have anything to do with political parties. Franklin Roosevelt, the president at the time the photos were taken, was a Democrat.

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    gustadora

    • 21/Jan/2008 06:26:33

    Wow, this photo looks as though it was taken recently and a model was highly stylized for the shoot. Stunning color and tone.

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    tofu_minx

    • 21/Jan/2008 20:33:25

    seeing this photo really gave me context into what they did... the attire makeup and complexion of these women seem as if they were more fit for the office... but yet they volunteered for these more heavy and dangerous jobs... perhaps to help their loved ones fighting overseas..

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    tofu_minx

    • 21/Jan/2008 20:33:48

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/42/buddyicons/[email protected]?1173594316" height="24" width="24" /> mospirit and yes i agree... she looks more like a model...

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    Miss Hazel

    • 22/Jan/2008 01:36:25

    this creates a feeling; brings history to a real level. makes you feel as though this is someone you knew, someone you cared about. history in color. amazing.

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    Ernest W Adams

    • 22/Jan/2008 01:54:41

    Almost all these photos are posed. The clothing is wrong for the job (and too clean). Still, the women might have been real workers, not models. It seems patriotic because it was part of war effort propaganda, but neither party has a monopoly on that. The nation pulled together and pitched in during WWII in a way that it has never done since. Unfortunately most of these women were summarily fired after the war so as to make their jobs available for the returning men. Still, it gave them a taste of independence that changed America.

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    Mike Cash (has moved to SmugMug)

    • 22/Jan/2008 13:54:58

    Is that even a pen or pencil or some sort of marker anyway? Looks to be some sort of electrical testing device, which would make sense given the context.

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    juliacsmith

    • 22/Jan/2008 21:52:06

    Hello, We blogged about this initiative on Idealist.org last week. I hope it is all right that we used this photo to illustrate the entry. Please let me know if the attribution looks all right or if you would prefer I remove it: www.idealist.org/en/blogs/3/1235 Thanks so much, Julia Smith julia at idealist dot org

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    countertext

    • 23/Jan/2008 03:01:19

    The women in these pictures were almost certainly not models, and I'm surprised that some commenters would suggest that they were. My grandmother worked in an aircraft plant while my grandfather was at Oak Ridge unknowingly helping to build The Bomb. She tested parts until she volunteered to ferry fighters to England - which is to say she got flying lessons in order to deliver P-51 Mustangs across the Atlantic. My grandmother was as beautiful as these ladies. I wish she had been the subject of one of these shots. I'll speculate that these particular ladies were asked to wear nice clothes (in some cases) for "picture day".

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    From Afghanistan With Loveّ

    • 23/Jan/2008 06:19:52

    wonderful.. would there be room for more tags, i would have added "workforce"

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    Creature Comforts

    • 24/Jan/2008 20:19:36

    my tag would have been armband.

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    ~Terrie K ~

    • 26/Jan/2008 10:14:02

    Wonderful picture that captures the era. Color and detail are fabulous. I tried to add a tag Kodachrome but there is a 75 limit. -- Seen in your 1930s-40s in Color set. (?)

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    hkubay

    • 26/Jan/2008 14:21:32

    Wow, talk about being overdressed for the job! (from this time perspective)

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    zesty watch

    • 26/Jan/2008 14:23:05

    Even working, ladies were so beautifully dressed. The photographs are awesome, and you you make them still alive is very precious. Thanks for this.

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    hot_tea

    • 27/Jan/2008 02:27:02

    Wow. This is incredible.

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    Drewdarge

    • 27/Jan/2008 08:16:36

    Such heavy gloves must have meant considerable risk at this date . could they be insulative and she is working on live wiring?

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    mad plumerian

    • 28/Jan/2008 02:17:07

    I was in the Air Force for 13 years and work in a plant similar to this one. As her armband says Vega Aircraft Inspector her job may not be a dirty one.. Her job was probably to inspect newly made wire harness for the avionics systems or bomb bay systems.. Today they are called Quality Control and they rarely get dirty unless they have to crawl into a tight space somewhere on the aircraft itself.. The tool in her hand is a Pen Light used for inspecting the connectors in the wire harness and the gloves were for handling those connectors because they have notches in them for tools to grab on too.. Some of these notches can be very sharp and give you metal splinters i know because i used to get them all the time.. Here are some pics of 1930's-1940's Pen Lites: www.flashlightmuseum.com/flashlights/MI00046.jpg -and- www.flashlightmuseum.com/collectors/craig_smart2.jpg These are not live wires she is sitting at a work bench see the shelves to the left! ;=) -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Oh beautiful picture thanks for sharing. Why is the Shorpy version much cleaner then this one?

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    mpunfun

    • 29/Jan/2008 03:08:49

    This photograph matches the pictures I have in my mind from stories my mom told me about the war, WWII, the big one. There was something inherently glamorous about that era -- hard as things were -- we were united as a country -- the women were beautiful and the men were brave. I would almost have to be dead now to have lived through that era (instead of being born in it), but sometimes, when I look at these photos and listen to the big band music reminiscent of the times, I almost would trade my life for hers. She had a gleam in her eye when she spoke about those times.... the sacrifices were a privilege, not a burden. This photo captures that sentiment precisely.

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    breakable dog

    • 30/Jan/2008 15:55:57

    great, thanks for uploading theses. I wish they still made kodachrome in 4x5- not that annyone would process it.

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    David G Photography

    • 30/Jan/2008 22:30:25

    Nice dress contrasts well with the dirty glove. gives the impression that this is a staged shot for war propaganda. Of course, if it was staged, the the lighting would have been better and her hair would not be blending into the background...

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    Mike+Tiffy

    • 01/Feb/2008 03:30:34

    makes me think of how our standards of female beauty have changed.

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    lewdoss

    • 02/Feb/2008 20:53:35

    Have you seen the other pictures? I doubt they were models although the pictures may have been staged (so what if they were!) To Rosie the riveter and all of the true Ladies of that generation: Thank you all the hard work you did and for the sacrifices you all made I wish the current generation was as selfless as yours is. These pictures are just fantastic!

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    haimediagroup

    • 04/Feb/2008 11:42:48

    Going to work to 'soder' stuff in bright red lipstick and a dressy blouse. It may be staged, but the glamour of this visual image makes me want to dress up for work today.

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    Julesong

    • 04/Feb/2008 19:13:03

    My brohter-in-law's mother was an actual riveter! Her name isn't Rosie, though. :)

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    mad plumerian

    • 05/Feb/2008 04:28:11

    It's not a soldering gun it's a flashlight.. See my comments above! ;=)

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    Artist?

    • 05/Feb/2008 15:24:25

    My mother worked in a factory during World War II and she wore her hair in something called a snood while she worked. (Sort of a hair net) Yes, this is probably a posed shot. Many photos like this were used to encourage women to go to work in factories, that needed workers. A large percentage of men were fighting in the war. Enough history ranting. It is a great shot.

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    1hr photo

    • 07/Feb/2008 20:05:08

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/98/buddyicons/[email protected]?1201836140#[email protected]" height="24" width="24" /> Said "makes me think of how our standards of female beauty have changed" Changed in what way? She's a beautiful woman, now or then...

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    historybuff33

    • 13/Feb/2008 09:25:02

    This was a posed shot, yes, but don't assume that most women didn't dress this way, that she wasn't a real worker or that those aren't her real clothes. There are many candid shots of the period that show women just as well dressed; they simply had different standards of formality than we do. Not everyone who worked in a factory position wore a snood, and lots of women wore dressy snoods as a fashionable item. Considering the kind of work she is doing (inspection) her clothes, hair and makeup are quite reasonable. Most women at that time would find it unthinkable to go out without at least lipstick, unless they were working in a really grubby job. They wanted to work, not give up their femininity.

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    historybuff33

    • 13/Feb/2008 09:26:50

    The rolls of her hair are dressed over rats. It wasn't just curled with curlers and then pinned up.

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    Vieira

    • 16/Feb/2008 10:10:24

    You don't just go and enter an aircraft factory with a camera and shoot. The photographer certainly had limited mobility and time to do his work, and certainly the workers were aware. Now, can you picture a woman not dressing up for a photo-shoot she knows when it will take place? Me neither. -- Seen in your 1930s-40s in Color set. (?)

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    PrettyOkay

    • 26/Feb/2008 01:38:29

    this photograph is beyond perfect. the complimentary wires to her arm band, her hair and the red instrument she's got in her hand. the black hair. gorgeous. that dress!

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    Beadmobile

    • 02/Mar/2008 23:25:55

    My grandmother was a welder for North American Aviation in Southern California....an artist did a couple of pencil drawings of her working - she worked there around 1943. If you click on this picture, next to it are her pay stubs and her termination letter....when the boys came home, they wanted their jobs back! Pencil Drawings of Grandmother Boutwell

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    expat6719

    • 10/Mar/2008 09:50:13

    A true pioneer representative of all those extraordinary (and mostly forgotten) American women who helped win the great war, and eventually transformed the social world !! What an inspiring and delightful photo.

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    Adhara!

    • 12/Mar/2008 13:14:38

    Extraordinary

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    Vieira

    • 08/Apr/2008 16:01:39

    Of course it is propaganda - it's a rather glamorized war worker. What I strongly disagree is your tell tale. The lighting looks crude even for the time. Photographers have despised harsh lighting since they abandoned the pinhole. The light comes from slightly camera right up, not softened at all. It's the basic portable on-camera flash of photojournalism of the time. What may give you the impression that it looks good is that Mr. Jack Delano managed to get a good angle on her head so the light looks a little bit more natural. -- Seen in my recent comments. (?)

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    sweltering toad

    • 05/Jul/2008 18:13:50

    Excellent pic, in spite of being a fake.

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    Spenser.Cat

    • 17/Jul/2008 10:26:53

    Talking about this image at the American Library Assn Conference 2008 http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/2676174545_fce9879b96_b.jpg" />

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    aleksandra waliszewska

    • 23/Jul/2008 08:18:52

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

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    Tsu Dho Nimh

    • 31/Aug/2008 14:45:07

    My aunt worked in an aircraft factory, and when she was not doing a "Rosie the Riveter" job, she dressed like this ... every day.

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    understood arch

    • 18/Sep/2008 22:17:27

    wow.....very nice shot.......

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    ben oït

    • 19/Sep/2008 20:37:38

    anybody knows who's this david bransby, can't be a one shot photographeras suggested by the flickR tag, where can we see other pictures from him?

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    ♫ AL BaDaR♫

    • 23/Sep/2008 01:17:44

    That's really gorgeous توبيكات ماسنجر توبيكات ماسنجر ملونه

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    crabigail*

    • 01/Oct/2008 15:45:27

    She is incredibly gorgeous!! I love this shot! The light and colors are so perfect.

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    jumbled chess

    • 06/Oct/2008 11:58:40

    interresting photos from the world of yesterday. So alike and yet so different from the world today!

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    LadyJay616

    • 09/Oct/2008 00:14:13

    she is gorgeous

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    Asiunka

    • 16/Oct/2008 20:10:19

    i really like how she is all dressed up like that for that sort of work!

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    Blue Celt

    • 21/Oct/2008 05:59:13

    Belle photo !

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    SisterSafetyPin

    • 22/Oct/2008 06:12:05

    She's gorgeous. If nothing else she gave that to us!

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    Peggy Archer

    • 23/Oct/2008 18:59:42

    I'll agree that she probably changed into the dress and put on the lipstick just for the picture - women working on factory floors weren't all dolled up every day - it's not safe or practical when one is doing manual labor.

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    .Mohammad Taheri

    • 24/Oct/2008 15:59:34

    such amazing vintage photographs

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    marthinotf

    • 08/Nov/2008 11:55:47

    Es una bella foto .... !! perfecta para su tiempo ... Saludos cordiales

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    msokal

    • 10/Nov/2008 23:04:47

    Great find!.

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    9dedos

    • 11/Nov/2008 21:19:41

    pic is good, and interesting also... but do people need to put so many annoying tags on it?

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    Nebula Galaxia

    • 12/Nov/2008 19:13:48

    thats one of my most faves of all time :-)

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    terrific lake

    • 13/Nov/2008 12:46:45

    Great shot

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    cremona daniel

    • 14/Nov/2008 16:29:59

    belle photo

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    Kals Pics

    • 16/Nov/2008 07:50:42

    excellent composition fantastic shot and of course she looks great

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    Ricardo Barbieri

    • 18/Nov/2008 22:27:54

    Oi! Sou administrador de um grupo chamado Man @ work e nós adoraríamos ter isto adicionado ao grupo! please consider share this amazing pic in [email protected] group. thank you

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    W.L.M.II

    • 24/Nov/2008 19:27:22

    my thanks to the detectives and eagle eyes who made the image a mess of boxes and tags.

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    Mr. David W. Runyan II

    • 28/Nov/2008 16:09:45

    there are so many rectangular notes, that i can't see the photo.

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    morghis

    • 06/Dec/2008 17:52:21

    great photo!

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    manaf

    • 16/Dec/2008 16:49:27

    please remove the tags! i love this though.

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    cauanlana

    • 18/Dec/2008 12:14:06

    Wow!

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    talented record

    • 22/Dec/2008 15:16:06

    incantevole scatto, i mie complimenti !! Per l'accasione ti auguro un Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo Andry

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    Cati Domingues

    • 23/Dec/2008 21:18:55

    she's beatiful,)

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    Mr. David W. Runyan II

    • 25/Dec/2008 21:09:25

    how do you get rid of all those friggin note rectangles? i can't see the flippin picture

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    Edward on Flickr

    • 27/Dec/2008 04:56:36

    It's really not that hard to see the photo without the rectangles - click the "ALL SIZES" button at the top and you're there. Thanks to the note that covers the entire photo, it's difficult to make the note rectangles disappear from this page, but in my browser moving the mouse pointer slowly off the right edge of the photo does the trick.

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    italianoadoravel .BACK ,,,,,,,,,,,,

    • 02/Jan/2009 10:40:30

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called FreedomHawk Post1/AWARD3 - صقر الحرية, and we'd love to have this added to the group! Congratulations! Your photo has been nominated as a FreedomHawk Awarded Photographer!! You are invited to add your wonderful picture to FreedomHawk Awards!!! hawk2 FreedomHawk Awards!!! If you accept the invitation remember: post 1 award 3! Collect 5 Awards to receive a Special FAVE AWARDS -- Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)

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    pixcentaury

    • 05/Jan/2009 18:45:27

    Great Shot you are a FreedomHawk Awarded Photographer!!! Collect 5 Awards to receive a Special AWARD (please post 1, invite1, comment 3) comm200 Seen in: FreedomHawk Awards!!! please remember to comment on 3 .

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    Paulo Brandão

    • 05/Jan/2009 19:05:46

    NICE Great Shot you are a FreedomHawk Awarded Photographer !!! Collect 5 Awards to receive FAVE AWARDS (please post 1, invite1, comment 3) hawk2 Seen in: FreedomHawk Awards!!! please remember to comment on 3 .

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    crescentsi

    • 07/Jan/2009 22:58:12

    Very interesting - a well taken photograph that has an educative value :-) Simon

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    crescentsi

    • 07/Jan/2009 22:58:50

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

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    cubiclegangsta

    • 25/Jan/2009 05:05:04

    Hubba-hubba, that is one classy chassis! And the dame on the left ain't bad either! Just kidding, she's awesome.

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    jihadna

    • 26/Jan/2009 10:58:45

    hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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    snapawayoungman

    • 27/Jan/2009 22:42:33

    wicked.

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    Lacrimosa

    • 08/Feb/2009 09:56:08

    I agree with others here. Far too many pointless notes which (unusually) can't be hidden by clicking away from the photo. Could the poster please delete them? It's such a shame!

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    The Library of Congress

    • 09/Feb/2009 13:40:22

    Lacrimosa: Have a look at the original here hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a34456 to see without the notes obstructing your view.

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    panti77

    • 15/Feb/2009 12:19:28

    wonderful shot

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    neighborly oven

    • 20/Feb/2009 17:43:41

    brilliant!

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    keen meeting

    • 27/Feb/2009 17:14:08

    es realmente una imagen hermosa! :)

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    benzaki1 ||| Photography |||

    • 28/Feb/2009 16:17:47

    This excellently composed and captured Image is "The Chosen One" The Chosen One This photo has been selected for "The Chosen One" Award Please add this image to The Chosen One, Post 1 Award 2 And tag the photo with "The Chosen One"

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    nicksartworld

    • 28/Feb/2009 21:22:15

    molte bella

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    Soleil is me.

    • 02/Mar/2009 02:45:50

    Congrats, an interesting image:) We have beautiful million images on flickr but your is the splendid; composition/treatment. Thank you to sharing. I like this so much.

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    SAIPUL BAHRI

    • 08/Mar/2009 16:37:14

    Hallo

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    Debbie Hickey

    • 10/Mar/2009 23:11:54

    great colour!

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    vaughtex (www.lavaphoto.co.uk)

    • 17/Mar/2009 20:10:23

    oh my god. just amazing.

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    ntmilan

    • 02/Apr/2009 14:32:53

    I like this pic and the girl too :D

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    ALANGRAPHY

    • 06/Apr/2009 18:05:38

    nice ...

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    Just Dogs

    • 10/Apr/2009 22:44:36

    Please KILL all the notes on the image, most of the comments are ignorant ranting and is VERY distracting from a very interesting image

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    Lady_Don :: ELITES::

    • 13/Apr/2009 20:27:42

    You people put so damned many stupid, unnecessary notes all over the photo, we can't even see the photo! Stop that. That's what comments are for!

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    waiesei

    • 21/Apr/2009 02:05:03

    awesome!

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    dadist_1919

    • 26/Apr/2009 14:52:49

    The Vega Corporation was a subsidiary of Lockheed in Burbank CA. My mother, who'll turn 90 this year, worked as a riveter on the lines that were assemblying the transports, the Lodestar, among others. It's such a great shot and reminds me of the period features in Life Magazine about the War Effort at Home, though the color brings it alive and we have to thank the conservatorial expertise of the LOC. I'll have to show her this pic and see what her recollections are.

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    SeanGalbraith.com

    • 26/Apr/2009 16:45:52

    Great photo. Too bad we can't see it without the note boxes getting in the way.

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    ...MainelyPics...

    • 26/Apr/2009 19:51:03

    To get rid of rectangles on the photo Just click on All Sizes Link with magnifying glass above the photo in upper left.The larger photo will help to see what she is holding in her hand better also. Also as this description says,the woman is Shown checking electrical assemblies which you can see clearly that what she is holding in her hand is a testing probe with small metal tip at end of it and alot of plastic around it so nobody gets shocked from electricity. Everything was larger back then but if you have ever seen a digital meter for testing today,you will see plastic handles with small metal tip at end and a wire coming out of the probe and goes into the meter. Either the wire or cable on the probe in this photo is hiding or it could have just a small light on end to tell if there is any current . Either way there is nothing fake about the photo,besides a nice looking woman that most likely dolled up beforehand because she knew she was going to be photographed. BTW I have a vintage 20's 30's era flapper woman in period clothing art piece done in thin leather sewed onto silk type cloth on my flickr page also at this address -> www.flickr.com/photos/picsofmaine/922968609/

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    summerdreams05

    • 28/Apr/2009 00:10:44

    wow, cool shot...

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    luispf39

    • 28/Apr/2009 11:50:59

    Fantastic shot and treatment

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    curved boat

    • 06/May/2009 02:57:11

    It is a wonderful image but I would disallow the use of tags from now on. What a mess!

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    stephmanuel1980

    • 11/May/2009 01:32:19

    This has waaaay too many notes on it.

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    calm coil

    • 11/May/2009 11:05:49

    nice

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    Peter D.Yeung

    • 14/May/2009 13:27:25

    Great shot

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    wretched bucket

    • 18/May/2009 20:42:38

    I've seen this once before, and it was instantly one of my favorite wartime photographs.

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    whole comparison

    • 19/May/2009 13:14:21

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called PHOTOS & IMAGES, and we'd love to have this added to the group! [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3536504009/]

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    ann13va113s

    • 20/May/2009 00:56:44

    I am amazed at the preservation and detail in this, for the 1940's

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    overjoyed thumb

    • 21/May/2009 02:48:25

    1942? Wowzer! :D

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    Beca87

    • 21/May/2009 09:29:26

    stunning photo, anyone know who she is?

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    nostalgic holiday

    • 22/May/2009 04:45:41

    Beautiful photo. Thanks government!

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    julz_☼

    • 26/May/2009 22:38:16

    esta hermozaaa el mensaje de la foto los colores tooodo esta precioza‼

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    grandiose mountain

    • 30/May/2009 19:38:12

    i adore this shot. its...perfect

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    urszula.przybylska

    • 30/May/2009 21:21:37

    lol.very good idea

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    Afroditi Mavroeidi www.mavroeidi.com

    • 01/Jun/2009 10:10:03

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

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    Sourav RC

    • 03/Jun/2009 07:00:03

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Image And Imagination, and we'd love to have this added to the group! very good composition! Join Us! www.flickr.com/groups/image-and-imagination/

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    PittsburghRic

    • 04/Jun/2009 14:28:51

    Cool.

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    speedbump72

    • 04/Jun/2009 17:48:04

    gorgeous.

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    Still 33

    • 04/Jun/2009 23:07:27

    Love it!

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    Josef...

    • 05/Jun/2009 14:22:33

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Art and Photography 18+ ADMIN INVITE , ONE COMMENT PLEASE, and we'd love to have this added to the group! -- Seen in Committee of Artists (?)

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    Edward Dullard Photography. Kilkenny, Ireland.

    • 06/Jun/2009 16:31:27

    This is a Beautiful photo!! Seen in... [Image & Imagination] Post 1 Comment 3

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    nBazmi

    • 08/Jun/2009 10:01:03

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

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    esseressenza

    • 08/Jun/2009 11:18:09

    Very nice!

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    Gemma Photography

    • 08/Jun/2009 11:49:10

    very beautiful image, thanks for sharing a masterpiece and she looks like a bourgeoisie woman with the dignity of the first romantic ideals

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    marked baseball

    • 09/Jun/2009 14:54:35

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Nation Of Domination. (We Rule The Universe), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    parched coast

    • 12/Jun/2009 20:43:06

    she quite looks like dita von teese.

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    ANDY LEDDY

    • 24/Jun/2009 14:02:18

    These are the most interesting group pools on flickr because their rules and would get through from your works to deserve the truly higher-level-value. Wonderful shot! So wonderful please accept this invitation to Flickr Bronze Award Post 1, and award 5 Congratulations! Your photo has been nominated as a FreedomHawk Awarded Photographer!! You are invited to add your wonderful picture to FreedomHawk Awards!!! hawk2 FreedomHawk Awards!!! If you accept the invitation remember: post 1 award 3! Collect 5 Awards to receive a Special FAVE AWARDS This is Gorgeous Please consider adding this image to: a2 FreedomHawk Award Please Remember post 1, Fav and Award 3 AndyLedd's Seal

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    lilith de swan

    • 27/Jun/2009 21:46:44

    quite impressive ... like the way she is dressed up and her facial expression ! awesome photo !

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    geo_milan

    • 29/Jun/2009 11:42:06

    !!!!!!!!!! rocks EEEEE

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    TARIQ HAMEED SULEMANI

    • 30/Jun/2009 11:14:21

    excellent shot I am admin of this group called Concordians. We would love it for you to share your pictorial moments with us. Concordians please tag you picture "concordians"

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    material letter

    • 02/Jul/2009 08:36:04

    fantástica!!

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    julz_☼

    • 02/Jul/2009 21:32:28

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

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    summerdreams05

    • 02/Jul/2009 22:23:46

    wow, this is a great portrait... well done...

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    Alexandra Pineda

    • 02/Jul/2009 23:11:35

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Mujer-Woman-Femme, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    nachum ruvinov

    • 03/Jul/2009 12:32:07

    All beautiful

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    kermittina [petitepeste!]

    • 03/Jul/2009 16:07:56

    wow, amazing portrait!!!

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    Assh Tray

    • 03/Jul/2009 20:36:13

    great work.

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    worried parcel

    • 08/Jul/2009 17:55:41

    amazing!

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    jaciii (off&on)

    • 12/Jul/2009 02:45:04

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Better than their Bests (Comment 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    Bonancio

    • 15/Jul/2009 00:33:55

    wow **

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    LickYourChops

    • 15/Jul/2009 19:38:31

    Dressed up in a rather male job, colours are brilliant

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    Nuragic Man~A bit less busy

    • 19/Jul/2009 06:18:26

    Very fine work! Please Add your Photo to People, costumes & customs no limits, Join our world and invite new friends,Thanks People, costumes & customs no limits Thanks.

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    mostafa197088

    • 25/Jul/2009 00:54:10

    nice shot beautifull

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    morange_zan

    • 25/Jul/2009 02:49:41

    fantastic!

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    drshrinker (catching up)

    • 27/Jul/2009 15:24:35

    Awesome.

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    飘艺

    • 30/Jul/2009 02:01:23

    Works great! !

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    JennyTheArtist

    • 04/Aug/2009 18:28:56

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

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    Ouvrier de l'image

    • 07/Aug/2009 18:15:49

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Ouvrier de l'image worker image Arbeiter Bilder, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    ♣ bandages

    • 22/Aug/2009 20:31:29

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

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    weathercock75

    • 31/Aug/2009 04:26:46

    my god...what a feel

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    Dany Pocket

    • 02/Sep/2009 03:17:04

    <3

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    Zoom Lens

    • 22/Sep/2009 20:39:34

    She's beautiful and so's the shot.

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    Night Time Brothers

    • 23/Sep/2009 06:09:56

    I love vintage work! Amazing...

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    talented record

    • 25/Sep/2009 08:05:48

    stupenda !

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    Dushan B. Hadnadjev [ active ]

    • 30/Sep/2009 09:18:29

    Excellent image! d. -- Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)

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    Toni L. Sobrino

    • 13/Oct/2009 12:31:18

    i love hair style!

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    AlexBudinPhotographer

    • 18/Oct/2009 22:14:27

    A woman at the work.. Very nice!

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    VerônicaB

    • 20/Oct/2009 19:46:10

    wonderful shot!

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    sophisticated measure

    • 02/Nov/2009 23:05:19

    Amazing good!

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    Petit Chaperon Rouge

    • 09/Nov/2009 16:26:44

    great

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    Ibra.Him

    • 13/Nov/2009 18:37:26

    une pure merveille cette photo !!!

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    funk_so_bravo

    • 18/Nov/2009 15:26:06

    WoW Gr8 Picture .. Very Well Composed. My PhotoStream www.flickr.com/photos/hdpicturestudio/ We Invite you to join Our Group DSLR Lovers: www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/

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    redsugar

    • 22/Nov/2009 02:37:17

    Just gorgeous.

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    fluffy steam

    • 23/Nov/2009 18:45:52

    wow amazing, i love colors and comp...this woman remembers me on ''Pearl Harbor''

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    marietta cuxufleta (vendo mis trabajos, de verdad)

    • 30/Nov/2009 22:57:32

    fantastic

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    Drew's Organic Photography

    • 04/Dec/2009 01:21:33

    this is beautiful. the colors are ahmzing

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    teleobiettivo

    • 16/Dec/2009 14:32:11

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Laltra faccia dello specchio, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    floressence

    • 30/Dec/2009 18:28:31

    great witness of that period!

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    xiXisHi

    • 04/Jan/2010 12:39:04

    太美啦哇啊啊啊啊啊啊啊啊啊啊啊啊啊爱爱爱

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    billowy car

    • 05/Jan/2010 01:27:51

    i love it

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    fretful egg

    • 14/Jan/2010 06:58:12

    amazing photo!!!!

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    AnnuskA - AnnA Theodora

    • 16/Jan/2010 13:04:34

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 3000 V + 120 F [before joining tag 3000v120f !!!!!!!!], and we'd love to have this added to the group! just visiting an old fave! amazing image!

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    AnnuskA - AnnA Theodora

    • 16/Jan/2010 13:05:22

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 6000 views + 240 faves, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    Dante Salvador

    • 21/Jan/2010 19:25:39

    Greath

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    Ruozhe Xue

    • 31/Jan/2010 04:32:03

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

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    pixielikesflowers

    • 08/Feb/2010 20:12:32

    beautiful

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    Phillip Hammond

    • 12/Feb/2010 12:28:25

    @jdavis417: WWII brought out the female workforce in FULL. A young woman named Norma Jeane was an inspector of parachutes. In case you don't recognize that name, you may recognize her as Marilyn Monroe. This isn't a model, it's a real inspector.

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    UGOLINI David

    • 26/Feb/2010 11:45:44

    superbe compo....

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    fraduhr

    • 02/Mar/2010 10:32:48

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

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    merniemaid

    • 04/Mar/2010 12:02:44

    this totally reminds me of my mom back in the day - she also worked at a car part factory. it blows my mind that even when working they had to look like they were attending a dinner party. I thought being a working mom now was tough!

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    natan13

    • 09/Mar/2010 18:43:31

    hi all greetings of friendship to you all .... I want to find a band you can help me....?

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    architorture republik

    • 14/Mar/2010 16:55:13

    great shot you have it here...

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    Elias Arcos Photo

    • 20/Mar/2010 16:59:00

    esta muy bonita esta foto

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    ahhsoda

    • 21/Mar/2010 14:19:49

    thtas cool

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    mukter

    • 21/Mar/2010 15:14:43

    she good idea and also have patient to thing like these

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    Mohtaj

    • 28/Mar/2010 18:29:17

    Wonderful picture ......

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    joos4ever

    • 30/Mar/2010 14:51:12

    great shot!!

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    Kaki Batista

    • 03/Apr/2010 21:13:29

    Bela foto.

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    nonstop support

    • 09/Apr/2010 10:03:29

    brave woman and nice photography

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    nonstop support

    • 09/Apr/2010 10:05:42

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

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    judo_dad1953

    • 09/Apr/2010 23:49:23

    Great Portrait!!!

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    aphotoshooter

    • 17/Apr/2010 10:28:00

    amazing... keep shooting.. cheers..!

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    cuhristeenuh

    • 23/Apr/2010 00:41:52

    Beautiful colors

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    Samalynn SunnShyne

    • 23/Apr/2010 13:41:22

    beautiful !!!!!!

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    ferhad2010

    • 02/May/2010 10:43:29

    Great idea. Very effective

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    Pink_Sweet

    • 05/May/2010 12:21:24

    Please add your beautiful portrait to ★Hendermith Club Only Portraits

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    Eugénie Chocolat

    • 15/May/2010 16:46:41

    Increible !

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    Lilu26

    • 24/May/2010 20:43:57

    Wonderful shot !!! Wow!!!!

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    chatka2004

    • 29/May/2010 12:16:30

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called World Portrait 2020, and we'd love to have this added to the group! Very nice portrait Super Pretty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [DSC10353]

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    fantastic week

    • 09/Jun/2010 11:26:39

    superb

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    maren-celest

    • 15/Jun/2010 21:27:35

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

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    adam_sburg

    • 18/Jun/2010 17:01:34

    So fascinating

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    Mohtaj

    • 24/Jun/2010 18:02:18

    Wonderful picture ..... Great shot........

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    ramgopan

    • 28/Jun/2010 16:59:33

    fantastic!!!

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    quickest sneeze

    • 03/Jul/2010 00:21:52

    nice!!!!

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    Tashunka Witko (alias CP)

    • 07/Jul/2010 16:44:59

    tecnicamente perfetta...complimenti

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    autumnpoem(out for a while)

    • 09/Jul/2010 13:10:00

    oh wow! i so love it. i'm speechless.

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    italianoadoravel .BACK ,,,,,,,,,,,,

    • 09/Jul/2010 16:07:13

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Behind The Beauty P1 AW+FAV2 NO FAVED = BANNED Sweeper running, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    italianoadoravel .BACK ,,,,,,,,,,,,

    • 09/Jul/2010 16:07:19

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Mastersfavtop 200++ faves - Post 1 / Fave 2, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    johanna .

    • 09/Jul/2010 20:13:59

    amazing !!

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    fair pin

    • 12/Jul/2010 21:02:10

    my grandmother worked in a factory in liverpool city during the war makeing stuff that went BANG etc

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    ajar property

    • 16/Jul/2010 08:37:22

    i like it

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    distillerette

    • 21/Jul/2010 21:11:04

    now this is a woman.

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    Vithor Costa

    • 27/Jul/2010 21:24:25

    Interesting... I can say that this photo valorizes the women's work. COngrats for the shoot and the moment. if u can comment mine too. Thanks

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    Lú_

    • 29/Jul/2010 15:07:16

    This photograph is featured in the Indicommons.org post Remembering Kodachrome. indicommons.org badge

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    judo_dad1953

    • 02/Aug/2010 15:29:24

    Thank you for posting such a nice Portrait!

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    worldwidenetworker

    • 13/Aug/2010 21:12:33

    Excellent!

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    Adrayan

    • 25/Aug/2010 17:40:12

    My mom worked in factories, standing on her feet for 8 or 9 long hours, in a dairy packing ice cream until her hands gnarled and cramped from cold, in dry cleaners where the temperature reached 120 and the fumes quite possibly contributed to her Parkinson's Disease, and doing every other kind of labor imaginable, she wouldn't dream of leaving the house without her "face" on, and the same held true for my friends' moms. Only women who have always HAD a choice would assume that doing "men's work" was a right, a privilege or a political posture - for my mom and my friends' moms, it was an inescapable, bitterly accepted necessity. June Cleaver (and all her real-world sisters) had it pretty darned good, if you stood in my mom's shoes.

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    Götz Fendrich

    • 15/Sep/2010 06:13:15

    Pretty woman in a hard time - is it in America?

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    Lilu26

    • 15/Sep/2010 15:33:08

    She looks a little like marion cottillard from far away

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    ChaneyB

    • 22/Sep/2010 02:53:40

    I wish there was some info on what ever became of this beauty!

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    eatable silver

    • 14/Oct/2010 21:46:14

    Soldierhouse Rules: This episode finds Mavis trying to restring her harp after the earthquake of 42.

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    Wolfgang.W. 

    • 03/Mar/2011 13:10:44

    Thanks for sharing. We look forward to more pictures of you!! On The Job - Bei der Arbeit - En el trabajo Festmacher bei der Arbeit / Mooring man at work

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    obtainable scissors

    • 30/Mar/2011 23:59:53

    waw... all people should work looking like that....

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    Bernardo Gaetani

    • 30/May/2011 22:57:22

    Nice photo! Is incredible to see one photo so old and like new...

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    Davinia_A

    • 01/Jun/2011 16:42:29

    qué maravilla

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    Craigmarsh

    • 14/Jun/2011 08:28:20

    wow, Stunning beauty. She got the proper look as it says. Great photography indeed.

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    Tro Choi

    • 25/Jun/2011 15:12:40

    Congrats dude! I like this picture! Dylan Jeux gratuit

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    liwazi

    • 29/Jul/2011 10:13:09

    That's really gorgeous! Always love earlier 20th style

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    1maryann1

    • 23/Mar/2012 17:46:51

    i'm pretty sure this is my mother who worked for the OSS and went undercover into factories for inspections. the lady who said 'people don't dress like that' i can tell you in my mom's case, she looked like a million bucks 24/7. she didn't work at it, she just WAS gorgeous. dark hair , blue eyes and not an 'american beauty' 1st generation american UKRAINIAN beauty.

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    johnsbrana

    • 22/Apr/2012 01:32:53

    This picture reminds me of my grandmother's description of working on the B-24 at Ford's Willow Run factory during the war.

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    rainbow6562011

    • 19/May/2012 20:37:03

    A ten out of ten for the woman's beauty and tonality of the photo.

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    haroldseifert

    • 11/Nov/2012 16:23:26

    impressive indeed!

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    Walt Jabsco

    • 12/Feb/2013 06:52:59

    Great historical photograph ruined on flickr thanks to all the hideous notes applied

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    obtainable vase

    • 19/Jul/2013 13:39:10

    Amazing photograph!

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    Blue Celt

    • 29/Aug/2013 10:08:07

    Bien !

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    freezing station

    • 17/Oct/2013 14:53:27

    très belle photo

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    kutterfoto

    • 26/Jan/2014 10:31:12

    Perfect colors! Excellent composition! Good planning! I like the light and the idea! Very sharp in the right places! I hope that many will be able to see the picture! And your other beautiful photos! The picture is exceptionally worth seeing! Well done! Have a nice Sunday dear kind friend!

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    陶陶涵宇Kevintao

    • 28/Apr/2014 11:02:23

    Good!!

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    Blue Celt

    • 29/Apr/2014 04:42:16

    bien !

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    ahmed.khan748

    • 30/Apr/2014 14:39:11

    Good

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    rachaelsphotography1

    • 06/May/2014 19:52:38

    Epic

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    apolicn

    • 16/May/2014 14:29:36

    Hola

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    ruisun804

    • 17/May/2014 09:22:08

    Awesome

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    fatahamiri

    • 30/May/2014 03:06:02

    Noce

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    mmaair6081

    • 31/May/2014 15:57:04

    discovering the useless cool wire

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    bryangaydon

    • 01/Jun/2014 03:37:53

    Wht is tht

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    Watt-k

    • 05/Jun/2014 11:57:46

    Cool

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    ella-louise j

    • 07/Jun/2014 22:57:00

    A proper working woman.

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    alcantom

    • 13/Jun/2014 21:19:43

    Es moy bueeeee

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    lucioalvarado

    • 16/Jun/2014 10:03:15

    nice job

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    curious building

    • 03/Jul/2014 09:01:51

    great post. probadly rare image and historical photo.war image. agree with Walt.some stupid notes here.

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    chiemigau69

    • 03/Jul/2014 10:26:54

    Awesome image. Very nice work :-)

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    mohamedshihab91

    • 04/Jul/2014 11:12:17

    Pretty photo.

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    ksmukundan19

    • 08/Jul/2014 08:07:02

    Electric hands

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    mohamed_sherif11191

    • 16/Jul/2014 11:13:03

    how come it's incredible cuz that's extraordinarily work

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    phyllis.shalor

    • 19/Jul/2014 20:10:59

    I love this!

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    Mihai-ela

    • 24/Jul/2014 16:43:04

    I saw this beautiful photo in Handicraft - HandwerkHandicraft - Handwerk

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    mrtalina

    • 29/Jul/2014 12:22:59

    looking so real.good

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    kaylie_yoon

    • 02/Aug/2014 12:51:53

    An era, a minimized picture of that time, a beautifully captured woman concentrates herself on the thing we now do by pushing a button. Itˊs a period that we want to trace back to fill our curiosity.

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    AlexJazz1

    • 05/Aug/2014 16:15:00

    cool

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    kur2006

    • 14/Aug/2014 19:36:18

    Wow very beauty

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    krissygithaiga

    • 14/Aug/2014 20:40:04

    a girl can do wat a boy cant do

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    dorseytina66

    • 21/Aug/2014 17:14:16

    Girl power

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    mwillow71

    • 28/Aug/2014 00:03:16

    It looks very fourties did you just retouch it with color?

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    silviosicignano

    • 29/Aug/2014 12:01:44

    bella foto

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    gator.mkopf

    • 31/Aug/2014 17:16:05

    my type of girl

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    Clive Varley

    • 02/Sep/2014 17:32:48

    Great subject interesting record of the time. Like the colour

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    Chrisaundra

    • 06/Sep/2014 08:02:29

    Love the contrast of the work attire and work performed

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    nicole.odaji

    • 08/Sep/2014 21:47:57

    is that lip gloss

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    lanemcreynolds

    • 18/Sep/2014 15:05:07

    the real u.s.a.

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    laruelea45

    • 19/Sep/2014 20:15:43

    Trooop swag

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    Basem Kandah

    • 26/Sep/2014 11:24:50

    How old is she now?

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    balogslavomir

    • 28/Sep/2014 08:32:51

    krasne

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    CM3CM3

    • 07/Oct/2014 04:01:55

    amazing

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    sood_arpit56

    • 10/Oct/2014 12:02:12

    Nic pic

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    yoginpatel141

    • 13/Oct/2014 01:14:12

    Nice

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    muradra31

    • 23/Oct/2014 14:46:31

    Nice job

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    andyjimmy150

    • 28/Oct/2014 09:28:37

    Cutest!!!

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    yadav.1019

    • 30/Oct/2014 20:03:42

    nice..

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    sleighermaurice

    • 01/Nov/2014 03:36:37

    Nice

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    arbabaliwangani98767

    • 02/Nov/2014 01:42:05

    nice

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    huseyinasar1966

    • 02/Nov/2014 08:24:03

    perfeckt

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    j.garay33

    • 03/Nov/2014 21:26:56

    cool

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    albertimbo

    • 10/Nov/2014 23:53:40

    salut

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    bipin472

    • 27/Nov/2014 13:57:18

    nice

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    MrKirkland1

    • 01/Dec/2014 05:51:56

    silky

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    Tnm692

    • 03/Dec/2014 14:45:57

    Pretty cool! What's the year?

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    tidy berry

    • 07/Dec/2014 04:47:48

    Too cute to work there

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    jay840801_26

    • 09/Dec/2014 07:32:36

    nice pic

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    dariamazepova

    • 19/Dec/2014 12:34:08

    Very cool

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    jt770520

    • 28/Dec/2014 08:07:55

    一括妳還有布置

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    othmanibrahim56

    • 30/Dec/2014 10:37:10

    hi avery body

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    ahhuhgi

    • 02/Jan/2015 21:49:18

    انتن

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    veronica.gomez61

    • 04/Jan/2015 04:10:06

    see girl power

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    e_bartolo

    • 21/Jan/2015 07:14:30

    when Americans were still skinny

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    Blue Celt

    • 22/Jan/2015 15:11:17

    Joli!

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    odane_yusuf

    • 23/Jan/2015 17:33:36

    apa tu

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    arthurdaplin

    • 24/Jan/2015 13:58:20

    Nice ! hello

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    john_shaw91

    • 30/Jan/2015 10:04:58

    wow

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    taylordirtyharry

    • 06/Feb/2015 07:53:02

    beautiful

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    p.poppitt

    • 08/Feb/2015 00:27:45

    Do adore these pictures of women during the war years with the land girls working on the land in the UK.

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    salhamdoon

    • 09/Feb/2015 12:02:00

    🎈🎈🎈

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    salhamdoon

    • 09/Feb/2015 12:02:15

    Nice

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    shilabhadrapatnaik

    • 13/Feb/2015 20:31:25

    Sincerity in heart & devotion in hand !

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    tengkuintannaziera

    • 20/Feb/2015 10:37:41

    Hi

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    salihaghazal

    • 20/Feb/2015 15:28:11

    womens are really hard working

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    andres_vegaa

    • 23/Feb/2015 03:51:20

    Hello!

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    oyjones

    • 24/Feb/2015 10:22:11

    I love this elegant yet very functional when needed!!!!

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    Randy villagra

    • 28/Feb/2015 22:35:30

    muy lindo

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    Raphael de Kadt

    • 03/Mar/2015 08:25:50

    Beautiful capture and composition ! :-) :-)

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    Vamsi K Mallidi

    • 04/Mar/2015 04:43:21

    C

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    baumgartner.guytoune

    • 12/Mar/2015 09:21:24

    belle photo

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    ariel baez

    • 12/Mar/2015 15:55:04

    electr

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    gonzalezlopezdiegofernando

    • 17/Mar/2015 04:37:25

    what is she going

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    brash move

    • 19/Mar/2015 21:55:20

    Rosie the riveter

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    catbrusher

    • 27/Mar/2015 11:24:03

    When you look at enough pictures of wartime workers you see two kinds of photos. One kind is posed for publicity/propaganda purposes; the workers (both men and women) spruce themselves up to look their best. After all, they're going to be in the papers or a magazine, where friends and family will see them, and they took pride in their appearance. The other kind are documentary pictures of the actual work. That's where you'll see Rosie the Riveter wearing safety goggles and a hair net. Both types of photos used real workers.

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    guyvacho

    • 27/Mar/2015 13:18:13

    this photo reminds me of my Grandma. she worked at Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank on the production line during WWII. great shot.

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    ColorAddict.BA.

    • 29/Mar/2015 09:48:36

    Great!!!

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    jackfre 2

    • 30/Mar/2015 21:38:49

    Great!

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    ps781968

    • 03/Apr/2015 05:25:00

    greatl

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    Blue Celt

    • 03/Apr/2015 15:37:52

    joli!

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    roizroiz

    • 04/Apr/2015 05:43:08

    great composition

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    @Tsakthecat

    • 05/Apr/2015 21:32:48

    The twist u can't resist

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    muhammdibomuaffcc

    • 08/Apr/2015 18:23:08

    احلا

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    semsemtito55

    • 21/Apr/2015 22:46:41

    hi

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    brookllol

    • 24/Apr/2015 00:25:18

    lol you

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    abdelmi

    • 25/Apr/2015 20:14:54

    U#2

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    roizroiz

    • 02/May/2015 19:39:35

    very nice

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    [email protected]

    • 04/May/2015 09:35:55

    Nice

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    fatchin8

    • 10/May/2015 23:17:52

    好。

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    fatchin8

    • 10/May/2015 23:19:32

    行成日都修、呢樣同埋收你那樣囉,沒有停的,

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    solomem123

    • 15/May/2015 22:21:38

    the old time.

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    edwinpirikisy26

    • 20/May/2015 20:44:11

    cute

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    rr1736

    • 22/May/2015 01:51:42

    Great Photograph

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    roizroiz

    • 23/May/2015 02:13:30

    great shot

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    maceveleowell

    • 24/May/2015 05:11:15

    I dont know what can I call this

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    leonce1988

    • 08/Jun/2015 19:25:33

    Ir very good

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    serhatcelebi_84

    • 16/Jun/2015 20:14:41

    Harika bir anlatım

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    taylorwalton72

    • 27/Jun/2015 23:32:42

    wow love it

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    cactuspj

    • 02/Jul/2015 08:10:02

    ... arm band shows she's on the company's soccer team

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    milanutka

    • 14/Jul/2015 18:28:02

    Belle photo :)

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    mohd.alajmi

    • 17/Jul/2015 23:36:50

    اجمل

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    sabrinamesk

    • 22/Aug/2015 18:57:22

    working

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    Doctor Kibble

    • 31/Aug/2015 08:46:57

    Interesting capture.

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    Dawóòd A. Bárwàri‎‏

    • 27/Sep/2015 13:53:26

    Hello

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    Dawóòd A. Bárwàri‎‏

    • 27/Sep/2015 13:53:52

    Thank fellow me

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    shosho_shosho96

    • 14/Oct/2015 18:21:41

    غثzفغيا قفدh rzهه،غعذذعقtف،يوسوس في،عفيعفس

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    thaothucvie_hd

    • 24/Oct/2015 02:17:57

    hbo

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    shuja_sediqi1

    • 27/Nov/2015 05:43:26

    Beautiful ...!

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    Andrei Singer

    • 05/Dec/2015 18:17:07

    Looks ultra contemporary

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    azmeerkhan94

    • 09/Dec/2015 04:02:35

    wright bro

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    nutritious bat

    • 03/Jan/2016 20:38:34

    Great

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    Ibu Hamil Bahagia

    • 13/Feb/2016 16:26:58

    very nice

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    twicetube1

    • 19/Feb/2016 12:50:39

    Love WWII Working Betty's...

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    princeprobon222

    • 08/Mar/2016 18:19:10

    Nice

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    rdbarnett2012

    • 30/Mar/2016 00:42:03

    Amen brother

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    GerWi

    • 19/May/2016 16:25:59

    super

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    Kombizz

    • 16/Apr/2017 07:52:46

    nice one

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    er_lindberg

    • 25/May/2018 08:59:06

    Nice!

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    Alfredo Santori ..... freelance photographer ...

    • 30/Jul/2019 12:32:55

    molto valida ciao

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    Kalaena

    • 25/Aug/2019 18:12:58

    Priceless glimpse into the past!

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    Siabala, Luis

    • 02/Dec/2019 01:41:32

    Saludo

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    Peter Dewhurst

    • 30/Apr/2020 20:41:05

    My mother did the same work in UK during WW2 inspecting the electrical wiring for the Halifax bomb release.

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    Flickr

    • 25/Mar/2021 04:16:49

    Congrats on Explore! ⭐ March 24, 2021

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    Martin Stief

    • 25/Mar/2021 08:36:12

    thats Captain Americas Girl, preparing some serious Hardware to Fight the Hydra! i Bet Cap ist right around the Corner.

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    incognito7nyc

    • 25/Mar/2021 11:32:42

    ✨🌟★❤✯♥♡✨ Very beautiful ✨♡♥✯❤★🌟✨

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    maczeug2

    • 26/Mar/2021 00:56:36

     Excellent shot! ;-)

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    le cabri

    • 26/Mar/2021 01:15:33

    Cool shot