American mothers and sisters, like these women at the Douglas Aircraft Company, give important help in producing dependable planes for their men at the front, Long Beach, Calif. Most important of the many types of aircraft made at this plant are the B-17F

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Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer.

American mothers and sisters, like these women at the Douglas Aircraft Company, give important help in producing dependable planes for their men at the front, Long Beach, Calif. Most important of the many types of aircraft made at this plant are the B-17F ("Flying Fortress") heavy bomber, the A-20 ("Havoc") assault bomber and the C-47 heavy transport plane for the carrying of troops and cargo

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
Assembly-line methods
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.1a35331

Call Number: LC-USW36-95

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    descriptive bottle

    • 17/Jan/2008 14:40:49

    what a great photograph!

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    Joe Crawford (artlung)

    • 21/Jan/2008 00:03:56

    great photo.

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    robertdenton

    • 26/Jan/2008 19:44:07

    Back when America still manufactured things!

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    archnemesis_goldenhair

    • 17/Feb/2008 14:22:39

    Looks like a UFO with women at the helm to me.

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    Photos by Chris Henry

    • 18/Nov/2008 09:25:29

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

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    Vintage_Jewel

    • 25/Aug/2009 01:15:34

    I love how most (if not all) of the women in these photographs are married. Times have changed.

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    Jonboy270

    • 01/Mar/2013 01:52:50

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