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WWII color photographs.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1939
WWII color photographs. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs from the Library of Congress. The original images are color transparencies ranging in size from 35 mm. to 4x5 inches.

Photographers working for the U.S. government's Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) between 1939 and 1944 made approximately 1,600 color photographs that depict life in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The pictures focus on rural areas and farm labor, as well as aspects of World War II mobilization, including factories, railroads, aviation training, and women working.
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Drill press operator, Allegheny Ludlum Steel[e] Corp., Brackenridge, Pennsylvania

Drill press operator, Allegheny Ludlum Steel[e] Corp., Brackenridge, P...

Public domain photograph - historical image of Pennsylvania, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Working inside fuselage of a Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

Working inside fuselage of a Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft C...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a bomber aircraft, military aviation, air forces, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

A lathe operator machining parts for transport planes at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

A lathe operator machining parts for transport planes at the Consolida...

Public domain photograph - historical image of Texas, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Metal parts are placed on masonite by this woman employee before they slide under the multi-ton hydropress, North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.

Metal parts are placed on masonite by this woman employee before they ...

Public domain photograph of 3d object museum collection, metal, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Flexible performance of C-47 transport planes is due in part to their two 1,200 horsepower radial engines and to their three-blade variable-pitch propellers, Long Beach, Calif. Picture taken at the Douglas Aircraft Company. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the army. It ferries men and cargo across oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action

Flexible performance of C-47 transport planes is due in part to their ...

Public domain photograph of a bomber aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Girl worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

Girl worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircr...

Public domain photograph - 1930s California, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The water stretching machine of an eastern parachute manufacturer stretches shroud lines so as to make them more adaptable to the finished product, Manchester, Conn.

The water stretching machine of an eastern parachute manufacturer stre...

Public domain photograph of manufacturing, industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Clerk in one of the stock rooms of North American Aviation, Inc., checking to see if the proper numbers of parts were received and placed in the proper bin, Inglewood, Calif. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

Clerk in one of the stock rooms of North American Aviation, Inc., chec...

Picryl description: Public domain historical photo of Second World War, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Two women workers are shown capping and inspecting tubing which goes into the manufacture of the "Vengeance" (A-31) dive bomber made at Vultee's Nashville division, Tennessee. The "Vengeance" (A-31) was originally designed for the French. It was later adopted by the R.A.F. and still later by the U.S. Army Air Forces. It is a single-engine, low-wing plane, carrying a crew of two men and having six machine guns of varying calibers

Two women workers are shown capping and inspecting tubing which goes i...

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Working in the Assembly and Repair Dept. of the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Working in the Assembly and Repair Dept. of the Naval Air Base, Corpus...

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War production workers at the Heil Company making gasoline trailer tanks for the U.S. Army Air Corps, Milwaukee, Wis. Mrs. Angeline Kwint, age 45, an ex-housewife, checking the tires of trailers. Her husband and son are in the U.S. Army

War production workers at the Heil Company making gasoline trailer tan...

Picryl description: Public domain image of industrial or agricultural worker, 1930s, 20th-century, free to use, no copyright restrictions. show less

Part of the cowling for one of the motors for a B-25 bomber is assembled in the engine department of North American [Aviation, Inc.]'s Inglewood, Calif., plant

Part of the cowling for one of the motors for a B-25 bomber is assembl...

Picryl description: Public domain historical photo of Second World War, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Formerly a sculptress and designer of tiles, Dorothy Cole converted her basement into a workshop to tin plate needles for valves for blood transfusion bottles prepared by Baxter Laboratories where she lives, Glenview, Ill. She turns in her profits to war bonds to provide a college education for her young nephew

Formerly a sculptress and designer of tiles, Dorothy Cole converted he...

Public domain photograph of laboratory, science, research, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Welder at work on Douglas Dam, Tenn. (TVA)

Welder at work on Douglas Dam, Tenn. (TVA)

Public domain photograph of Tennessee, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Women are trained to do precise and vital engine installation detail in Douglas Aircraft Company plants, Long Beach, Calif.

Women are trained to do precise and vital engine installation detail i...

Public domain photograph of aircraft engine, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Generator works at the winding of a generator stator in a new addition to TVA's hydroelectric plant at Wilson Dam, Sheffield vicinity, Ala. Located 260 miles above the mouth of the Tennessee River, the dam has an authorized power installation of 288,000 kw., which can be increased to a possible ultimate of 444,000 kw. The reservoir at the dam adds 377,000 acre-feet of water to controlled storage on the Tennessee River system

Generator works at the winding of a generator stator in a new addition...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a quarry, mine, excavation, or mining site, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

On North American's outdoor assembly line, a painter cleans the tail section of a P-51 fighter prior to spraying the olive-drab camouflage of the U.S. Army, N[orth] A[merican] Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.

On North American's outdoor assembly line, a painter cleans the tail s...

Public domain photograph - 1930s California, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane in construction, North American Aviation, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.

P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane in construction, North American Aviatio...

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Fitting the tail of a transport plane to the wing center section in the fuselage mating fixture at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Fitting the tail of a transport plane to the wing center section in th...

Public domain photograph - historical image of Texas, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Boys trained in the fundamentals of navigation may become technicians in the armed service, Los Angeles, Calif. Thomas Graham, a member of the Victory Corps at Polytechnic High School, is learning to use a sextant to determine longitude and latitude

Boys trained in the fundamentals of navigation may become technicians ...

Picryl description: Public domain image of boy workers, child labor, working children, economic conditions, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Lunchtime brings a few minutes of rest for these women workers of the assembly line at Douglas Aircraft Company's plant, Long Beach, Calif. Sand bags for protection against air raid form the background. 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

Lunchtime brings a few minutes of rest for these women workers of the ...

Picryl description: Public domain historical photo of Second World War, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

An experimental scale model of the B-25 plane is prepared for wind tunnel tests in the plant of North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif. This plant produced the B-25 bomber

An experimental scale model of the B-25 plane is prepared for wind tun...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a bomber aircraft, military aviation, air forces, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Transfusion donor bottles, Baxter Lab., Glenview, Ill. Formerly a sculptress and designer of tiles, Dorothy Cole converted her basement into a workshop to tin plate needles for valves for blood transfusion bottles prepared by Baxter Laboratories where she lives. She turns in her profits to war bonds to provide a college education for her young nephew

Transfusion donor bottles, Baxter Lab., Glenview, Ill. Formerly a scul...

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Loading oranges into a refrigerator car at a co-op orange packing plant, Redlands, Calif. Santa Fe R.R. trip

Loading oranges into a refrigerator car at a co-op orange packing plan...

Public domain photograph of loading, unloading, warehouse, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mr. Leatherman, homesteader, tying up cauliflower, Pie Town, New Mexico

Mr. Leatherman, homesteader, tying up cauliflower, Pie Town, New Mexic...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a farm, farmer, agriculture, early 20th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

On North American's outdoor assembly line, employees rush a B-25 to completion, N[orth] A[merican] Aviation, Inglewood, Calif.

On North American's outdoor assembly line, employees rush a B-25 to co...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a bomber aircraft, military aviation, air forces, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

[Shulman's market, on N at Union Street S.W., Washington, D.C.]

[Shulman's market, on N at Union Street S.W., Washington, D.C.]

Public domain photograph - historical image of Washington DC, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Annette del Sur publicizing salvage campaign in yard of Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

Annette del Sur publicizing salvage campaign in yard of Douglas Aircra...

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Making wiring assemblies at a junction box on the fire wall for the right engine of a B-25 bomber, North American Aviation, Inc., [Inglewood], Calif. Forward of this wall will be mounted one of the two 1,700-horsepower Wright Whirlwind engines which carry the B-25 through performances up to Altitudes of 25,000 feet

Making wiring assemblies at a junction box on the fire wall for the ri...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a bomber aircraft, military aviation, air forces, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

[Shulman's Market at the southeast corner of N Street and Union Street S.W., Washington, D.C., with a 1931 Chevrolet car parked in front]

[Shulman's Market at the southeast corner of N Street and Union Street...

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Drilling a wing bulkhead for a transport plane at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Drilling a wing bulkhead for a transport plane at the Consolidated Air...

Picryl description: Public domain historical photo of Second World War, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Agnes Cliemka, age 23, married and husband may be going into the service any day, Heil and Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Agnes used to work in a dep[artmen]t store. Checking of gasoline hose of gasoline trailers before being turned over the Air Force

Agnes Cliemka, age 23, married and husband may be going into the servi...

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Women are trained as engine mechanics in thorough Douglas training methods, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

Women are trained as engine mechanics in thorough Douglas training met...

Picryl description: Public domain historical photo of Second World War, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Daniel Anastazia, blacksmith's helper, Rock Island R.R., Blue Island, Ill.

Daniel Anastazia, blacksmith's helper, Rock Island R.R., Blue Island, ...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a railway worker, railroad, locomotive repair shop, industrial facility, early 20th-century industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Construction work at the TVA's Douglas Dam, Tenn.

Construction work at the TVA's Douglas Dam, Tenn.

Public domain image of an industrial building, factory, structure, works, 19th-20th century industrial revolution, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

John Paulinski, car inspector, blue flagging a train for inspection, at Corwith yard, Santa Fe RR trip, Chicago, Ill.

John Paulinski, car inspector, blue flagging a train for inspection, a...

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Frederick Batt, brakeman, on the C & NW RR, at Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Frederick Batt, brakeman, on the C & NW RR, at Proviso yard, Chicago, ...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a railway worker, railroad, locomotive repair shop, industrial facility, early 20th-century industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Portrait of a farm boy - Public domain portrait photograph

Portrait of a farm boy - Public domain portrait photograph

Picryl description: Public domain image of child labor, exploitation, children workers, economic conditions, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Formerly an aircraft dock, this huge building -- thought to be the largest in the world with no interior supports -- is now the scene of many busy shops turning out aircraft sub-assembly parts, Goodyear Aircraft Corp., Akron, Ohio. Either new housing close to the plant or vastly improved public transportation will eventually have to be supplied, for the tires on the cars of the workers, and perhaps even the cars themselves, will in many instances give in before the end of the present emergency

Formerly an aircraft dock, this huge building -- thought to be the lar...

Public domain photograph - United States during 1930s Great Depression, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

John Sabados washing up after a day's work at the rip tracks at Proviso yard of C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

John Sabados washing up after a day's work at the rip tracks at Provis...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a railway worker, railroad, locomotive repair shop, industrial facility, early 20th-century industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

"Women in white" doctor Navy planes (motors) at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Mildred Webb, an NYA trainee at the base, is learning to operate a cutting machine in the Assembly and Repair Department. After about eight weeks as an apprentice she will be eligible for a civil service job in the capacity for which she has been trained

"Women in white" doctor Navy planes (motors) at the Naval Air Base, Co...

Picryl description: Public domain historical photo of Second World War, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Santa Fe R.R. freight train about to leave for the West Coast from Corwith yard, Chicago, Ill.

Santa Fe R.R. freight train about to leave for the West Coast from Cor...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a locomotive, train cars, railroad tracks, railway, 19th-20th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, C. & N.W. R.R., Clinton, Iowa

Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in the...

Photograph shows Marcella Hart at left, Mrs. Elibia Siematter at right.

Truck driver at TVA's Douglas Dam, Tennessee

Truck driver at TVA's Douglas Dam, Tennessee

Picryl description: Public domain image of a farmer, 1930s, 20th-century dust bowl era, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Helen Ryan, age 41 (with cap), widow and used to work in a show factory, Heil and Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Agnes Cliemka, age 23, married and husband may be going into the service any day, brother in the army. [She] used to be a clerk in a dep[artmen]t store. Unmasking and checking parts of the gasoline trailers that will be turned over to the Air Force

Helen Ryan, age 41 (with cap), widow and used to work in a show factor...

Public domain photograph - historical image of Wisconsin, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Farm Security Administration borrower, vicinity of Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

Farm Security Administration borrower, vicinity of Frederiksted, St. C...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a farm, farmer, agriculture, early 20th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Welder making boilers for a ship, Combustion Engineering Co., Chattanooga, Tenn.

Welder making boilers for a ship, Combustion Engineering Co., Chattano...

Public domain photograph of manufacturing, industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

TVA chemical plant, electric furnace loaded with phosphate, vicinity of Muscle Shoals, Alabama

TVA chemical plant, electric furnace loaded with phosphate, vicinity o...

Picryl description: Public domain image of an industrial building, factory, workshop, workers, 19th-20th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Learning how to determine latitude by using a sextant is Senta Osoling, student at Polytechnic High School, Los Angeles, Calif. Navigation classes are part of the school's program for training its students for specific contributions to the war effort

Learning how to determine latitude by using a sextant is Senta Osoling...

Picryl description: Public domain vintage artistic photograph, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

The utmost precision is required of these operators who are cutting and drilling parachute packs in an eastern factory, Manchester, Conn. Their work is under constant close supervision. Pioneer Parchute Company

The utmost precision is required of these operators who are cutting an...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a factory worker, plant, manufacture, assembly line, industrial facility, early 20th-century industrial architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions. show less

Switchman throwing a switch at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Switchman throwing a switch at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Picryl description: Public domain image of railroad tracks, railway, train car, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Woman working on an airplane motor at North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Calif.

Woman working on an airplane motor at North American Aviation, Inc., p...

Picryl description: Public domain historical photo of Second World War, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Working on the cab of a locomotive brought in for repair at the C & NW RR 40th Street shops, Chicago, Ill.

Working on the cab of a locomotive brought in for repair at the C & NW...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a locomotive, train, railroad, railway, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Drilling on a Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

Drilling on a Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Wort...

Picryl description: Public domain historical photo of Second World War, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Washing one of the Santa Fe R.R. 54 hundred horse power diesel freight locomotives in the roundhouse, Argentine, Kansas. Argentine yard is at Kansas City, Kansas

Washing one of the Santa Fe R.R. 54 hundred horse power diesel freight...

Public domain photograph of a steam locomotive, train car, railroad, railway, 19th-20th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lowering an engine in place in assembling a C-87 transport plane at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Lowering an engine in place in assembling a C-87 transport plane at th...

Public domain photograph - historical image of Texas, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Carpenter at work on Douglas Dam, Tennessee (TVA)

Carpenter at work on Douglas Dam, Tennessee (TVA)

Public domain photograph of Tennessee, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad conductor George E. Burton and engineer J.W. Edwards comparing time before pulling out of Corwith railroad yard for Chillicothe, Illinois; Chicago, Ill.

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad conductor George E. Burton and...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a locomotive, train cars, railroad tracks, railway, 19th-20th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

A welder who works in the round-house at the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad's Proviso yard

A welder who works in the round-house at the Chicago and Northwestern ...

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Camouflage class at N[ew] Y[ork] University, where men and women are preparing for jobs in the Army or in industry, New York, N.Y. This model has been camouflaged and photographed. The girl is correcting oversights detected in the camouflaging of a model defense plant

Camouflage class at N[ew] Y[ork] University, where men and women are p...

Public domain photograph - New York, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

A nose wheel and landing gear assembly for a B-25 bomber under construction in a western aircraft plant, North American Aviation, Inc., Calif. A front section of the plane shows in the background. General Doolittle has called the ship the best military plane in existence. With plenty of speed, a 1,700-mile cruising range and a ceiling of 25,000 feet, it has performed brilliantly as a medium bomber and as an escort plane.

A nose wheel and landing gear assembly for a B-25 bomber under constru...

Public domain photograph - 1930s California, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lucile Mazurek, age 29, ex-housewife, husband going into the service. Working on black-out lamps to be used on the gasoline trailers in the Air Force, Heil and Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Lucile Mazurek, age 29, ex-housewife, husband going into the service. ...

Public domain photograph of a woman, female portrait, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chopping cotton on rented land near White Plains, Greene County, Ga.

Chopping cotton on rented land near White Plains, Greene County, Ga.

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of farming, farmer, agriculture, 20th-century, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Men and women make efficient operating teams on riveting and other jobs at the Douglas Aircraft plant, 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

Men and women make efficient operating teams on riveting and other job...

Photo shows a woman and man working on a Douglas Aircraft Company cockpit shell identified as a C-47 based on the window outline. Although sometimes called a 'biscuit bomber, 'the plane was for transport. (Sou... More

Two women employees of North American Aviation, Incorporated, assembling a section of a wing for a P-51 fighter plane

Two women employees of North American Aviation, Incorporated, assembli...

Public domain photograph - 1930s California, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lucile Mazurek, age 29, ex-housewife, husband going into the service, working on black-out lamps to be used on the gasoline trailers in the Air Force, Heil and Co., Milwaukee, Wisc.

Lucile Mazurek, age 29, ex-housewife, husband going into the service, ...

Public domain photograph of a woman, female portrait, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chopping cotton on rented land, near White Plains, Greene County, Ga.

Chopping cotton on rented land, near White Plains, Greene County, Ga.

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of farming, farmer, agriculture, 20th-century, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

In North American's modern machine shop, another aircraft part is finished on a huge turret lathe, N[orth] A[merican] Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.

In North American's modern machine shop, another aircraft part is fini...

Public domain photograph of manufacturing, industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Construction at Douglas Dam (TVA), Tenn.

Construction at Douglas Dam (TVA), Tenn.

Picryl description: Public domain image of a mine, mining, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Nick Grillo, as a boy in Italy, dreamed of America and its opportunity, Southington, Connecticut. He saved enough money for boat passage to this country. Today, after 22 years, he is one of the world's outstanding flori-culturists, developer of the famous "Thornless Rose," an age-old dream of his craft

Nick Grillo, as a boy in Italy, dreamed of America and its opportunity...

Picryl description: Public domain image of boy, child of a migrant worker, Great Depression, economic conditions, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

C & NW RR, putting the finishing touches on a rebuilt caboose at the rip tracks at Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

C & NW RR, putting the finishing touches on a rebuilt caboose at the r...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a locomotive, train, railroad, railway, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Farm Security Administration borrower, vicinity of Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

Farm Security Administration borrower, vicinity of Frederiksted, St. C...

Picryl description: Public domain image of industrial or agricultural worker, 1930s, 20th-century, free to use, no copyright restrictions. show less

Jack Whinery, homesteader, and his family, Pie Town, New Mexico

Jack Whinery, homesteader, and his family, Pie Town, New Mexico

Photograph shows Jack Whinery (1907-1994) with his wife Edith and their five children, Wanda, Edith, Velva, Jack and Lawrence in his father's lap. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2015)

Steel and concrete go into place rapidly as a new steel mill takes form, Columbia Steel Co., Geneva, Utah. The new plant will make important additions to the vast amount of steel needed for the war effort

Steel and concrete go into place rapidly as a new steel mill takes for...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a construction site, works, 20th-century industrial architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Oyida Peaks riveting as part of her NYA training to become a mechanic in the Assembly and Repair Department at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Oyida Peaks riveting as part of her NYA training to become a mechanic ...

Picryl description: Public domain historical photo of Second World War, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Installing an engine at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Installing an engine at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, F...

Public domain photograph of aircraft engine, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Capping and inspecting tubing: two women are shown capping and inspecting tubing which goes into the manufacture of the "Vengeance" dive bomber made at Vultee's Nashville division, Tennessee. The "Vengeance" (A-31) was originally designed for the French. It was later adopted by the R.A.F. and still later by the U.S. Army Air Forces. It is a single-engine, low-wing plane, carrying a crew of two men and having six machine guns of varying calibers

Capping and inspecting tubing: two women are shown capping and inspect...

Public domain photograph of Tennessee, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

A noontime rest for a full-fledged assembly worker at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company

A noontime rest for a full-fledged assembly worker at the Long Beach, ...

Picryl description: Public domain historical photo of Second World War, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Students at Washington High School at class, training for specific contributions to the war effort, Los Angeles, Calif. Ralph Angar, instructor, explains propeller characteristics to student[s] in the aeronautics class

Students at Washington High School at class, training for specific con...

Public domain photograph - United States during 1930s Great Depression, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Grading oranges at a co-op orange packing plant, Redlands, Calif. Santa Fe trip

Grading oranges at a co-op orange packing plant, Redlands, Calif. Sant...

Public domain photograph of kitchen, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Welder making boilers for a ship, Combustion Engineering Co., Chattanooga, Tenn.

Welder making boilers for a ship, Combustion Engineering Co., Chattano...

Picryl description: Public domain image of an industrial building, factory, workshop, workers, 20th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Chopping cotton on rented land near White Plains, Greene County, Ga.

Chopping cotton on rented land near White Plains, Greene County, Ga.

Public domain photograph - Georgia folklife collection, ethnography, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Electric phosphate smelting furnace used in the making of elemental phosphorus in a TVA chemical plant in the Muscle Shoals area, Alabama]

[Electric phosphate smelting furnace used in the making of elemental p...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a factory, plant, manufacture, assembly line, industrial facility, early 20th-century industrial architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Grading oranges at a co-op orange packing plant, Redlands, Calif. Santa Fe trip

Grading oranges at a co-op orange packing plant, Redlands, Calif. Sant...

Public domain photograph - 1930s California, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lathe operator machining parts for transport planes at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Lathe operator machining parts for transport planes at the Consolidate...

Picryl description: Public domain historical photo of Second World War, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Jack Whinery and his family, homesteaders, Pie Town, New Mexico

Jack Whinery and his family, homesteaders, Pie Town, New Mexico

Picryl description: Public domain image of children, kids, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Annette del Sur publicizing salvage campaign in yard of Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

Annette del Sur publicizing salvage campaign in yard of Douglas Aircra...

Public domain photograph - 1930s California, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

One of the girls of Vilter [Manufacturing] Co. filing small gun parts, Milwaukee, Wisc. One brother in Coast Guard, one going to Army.

One of the girls of Vilter [Manufacturing] Co. filing small gun parts,...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a factory worker, plant, manufacture, assembly line, industrial facility, early 20th-century industrial architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions. show less

Jack Whinery, homesteader, with his wife and the youngest of his five children, Pie Town, New Mexico

Jack Whinery, homesteader, with his wife and the youngest of his five ...

Picryl description: Public domain image of child labor, exploitation, children workers, economic conditions, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Melrose Park (near Chicago), Ill, C&NWRR. William London has been a railroad worker 25 years - now working at the roundhouse at the Proviso yards

Melrose Park (near Chicago), Ill, C&NWRR. William London has been a ra...

Picryl description: Public domain image of industrial or agricultural worker, 1930s, 20th-century, free to use, no copyright restrictions. show less

Inspecting of landing wheel of the transport planes at Willow Run

Inspecting of landing wheel of the transport planes at Willow Run

Photo shows the Willow Run manufacturing plant, run by the Ford Motor Company near Ypsilanti, Michigan, which made the B-24 Liberator bombers during World War II. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

Night view of part of Santa Fe R.R. yard, Kansas City, Kansas

Night view of part of Santa Fe R.R. yard, Kansas City, Kansas

Picryl description: Public domain image of railroad tracks, railway, train car, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

[Children in street, Washington, D.C]

[Children in street, Washington, D.C]

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Working on the boiler of a locomotive at the 40th Street shops of the C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.

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

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A large electric phosphate smelting furnace used to make elemental phosphorus in a TVA chemical plant in the vicinity of Muscle Shoals, Ala.

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Drill press operator, Allegheny Ludlum Steel[e] Corp., Brackenridge, Pennsylvania

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Chicago and Northwestern railroad locomotive shops, Chicago, Ill.

Chicago and Northwestern railroad locomotive shops, Chicago, Ill.

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Farm Security Administration borrower, vicinity of Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

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Welders making boilers for a ship, Combustion Engineering Co., Chattanooga, Tenn.

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