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C. & N.W. R.R., Mrs. Dorothy Lucke, employed as a wiper at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa

C. & N.W. R.R., Mrs. Dorothy Lucke, employed as a wiper at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa

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

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

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., plant in Calif.

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

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

Gus Worke, a farmer who came from Germany 40 years ago, Southington, Conn.

Gus Worke, a farmer who came from Germany 40 years ago, Southington, Conn.

Saying grace before the barbeque dinner at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Saying grace before the barbeque dinner at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Santa Fe R.R. locomotive shops, Topeka, Kansas

Santa Fe R.R. locomotive shops, Topeka, Kansas

C & NW RR; locomotives in the roundhouse at Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

C & NW RR; locomotives in the roundhouse at Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Jim Norris, homesteader, Pie Town, New Mexico

Jim Norris, homesteader, Pie Town, New Mexico

Commuters, who have just come off the train, waiting for the bus to go home, Lowell, Mass.

Commuters, who have just come off the train, waiting for the bus to go home, Lowell, Mass.

Mountaineers and farmers trading mules and horses on "Jockey St.," near the Court House, Campton, Wolfe County, Ky.

Mountaineers and farmers trading mules and horses on "Jockey St.," near the Court House, Campton, Wolfe County, Ky.

Gas welding a joint in a line of spiral pipe at the TVA's new Douglas Dam on the French Broad River, Tenn. This dam will be 161 feet high and 1,682 feet long, with a 31,600-acre reservoir area extending 43 miles upstream. With a useful storage capacity of approximately 1,330,000 acre-feet, this reservoir will make possible the addition of nearly 100,000 kw. of continuous power to the TVA system in dry years and almost 170,000 kw. in the average year

Gas welding a joint in a line of spiral pipe at the TVA's new Douglas Dam on the French Broad River, Tenn. This dam will be 161 feet high and 1,682 feet long, with a 31,600-acre reservoir area extending 43 miles upstream. With a useful storage capacity of approximately 1,330,000 acre-feet, this reservoir will make possible the addition of nearly 100,000 kw. of continuous power to the TVA system in dry years and almost 170,000 kw. in the average year

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

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

Yardmaster in railroad yards, Amarillo Texas

Yardmaster in railroad yards, Amarillo Texas

C. & N.W. R.R., Mrs. Elibia Siematter, working as a sweeper at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa

C. & N.W. R.R., Mrs. Elibia Siematter, working as a sweeper at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa

Boys sitting on truck parked at the FSA ... labor camp, Robstown, Tex.

Boys sitting on truck parked at the FSA ... labor camp, Robstown, Tex.

Locomotive lubrication chart in the laboratory of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. The laboratory assistant in foreground is working at a precision balance. Chicago, Ill

Locomotive lubrication chart in the laboratory of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. The laboratory assistant in foreground is working at a precision balance. Chicago, Ill

Distributing surplus commodities, St. Johns, Ariz.

Distributing surplus commodities, St. Johns, Ariz.

A store with live fish for sale, vicinity of Natchitoches, La.

A store with live fish for sale, vicinity of Natchitoches, La.

Day laborers picking cotton near Clarksdale, Miss.

Day laborers picking cotton near Clarksdale, Miss.

[Girl with doll standing by fence]

[Girl with doll standing by fence]

Day laborers picking cotton near Clarksdale, Miss.

Day laborers picking cotton near Clarksdale, Miss.

Scene at square dance, McIntosh county, Oklahoma

Scene at square dance, McIntosh county, Oklahoma

Farmers and townspeople in center of town on Court Day, Compton [i.e. Campton], Ky.

Farmers and townspeople in center of town on Court Day, Compton [i.e. Campton], Ky.

Headlines posted in street-corner window of newspaper off[ice] (Brockton Enterprise) ... Brockton, Mass.

Headlines posted in street-corner window of newspaper off[ice] (Brockton Enterprise) ... Brockton, Mass.

A worker in the roundhouse at the C & NW RR., Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

A worker in the roundhouse at the C & NW RR., Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

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 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

Spreading asbestos mixture on boiler of a locomotive at the C & NW RR 40th Street locomotive shops

Spreading asbestos mixture on boiler of a locomotive at the C & NW RR 40th Street locomotive shops

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

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

The yardmaster's office at the receiving yard, North Proviso(?), C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.

The yardmaster's office at the receiving yard, North Proviso(?), C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.

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 stretches shroud lines so as to make them more adaptable to the finished product, Manchester, Conn.

Colored mechanic, motor maintenance section, Ft. Knox, Ky.

Colored mechanic, motor maintenance section, Ft. Knox, Ky.

[Man outdoors, possibly a farmer]

[Man outdoors, possibly a farmer]

[Children on row house steps, Washington, D.C.]

[Children on row house steps, Washington, D.C.]

Families of migratory workers in front of their row shelters, FSA ... labor camp, Robstown, Tex.

Families of migratory workers in front of their row shelters, FSA ... labor camp, Robstown, Tex.

Mike Evans, a welder, at the rip tracks at Proviso yard of the C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.

Mike Evans, a welder, at the rip tracks at Proviso yard of the C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.

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

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

Mechanical operator on boiler parts, Combustion Engineering Co., Chattanooga, Tenn.

Mechanical operator on boiler parts, Combustion Engineering Co., Chattanooga, Tenn.

Two Navy wives, Eva Herzberg and Elve Burnham, entered war work after their husbands joined the service, Glenview, Ill. They assemble bands for blood transfusion bottles at Baxter Laboratories. Mrs. Burnham is the mother of two children

Two Navy wives, Eva Herzberg and Elve Burnham, entered war work after their husbands joined the service, Glenview, Ill. They assemble bands for blood transfusion bottles at Baxter Laboratories. Mrs. Burnham is the mother of two children

[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 S.W., Washington, D.C., with a 1931 Chevrolet car parked in front]

Tightening a nut on a guide vane operating seromotor in TVA's hydroelectric plant, Watts Bar Dam, Tennessee. Located 530 miles above the mouth of the Tennessee River, the dam has an authorized power installation of 90,000 kw., which can be increased to a possible ultimate of 150,000 kw. The reservoir at the dam adds 370,000 acre-feet of water to controlled storage on the Tennessee River system

Tightening a nut on a guide vane operating seromotor in TVA's hydroelectric plant, Watts Bar Dam, Tennessee. Located 530 miles above the mouth of the Tennessee River, the dam has an authorized power installation of 90,000 kw., which can be increased to a possible ultimate of 150,000 kw. The reservoir at the dam adds 370,000 acre-feet of water to controlled storage on the Tennessee River system

Day-laborers picking cotton near Clarksdale, Miss.

Day-laborers picking cotton near Clarksdale, Miss.

Construction at Douglas Dam (TVA), Tenn.

Construction at Douglas Dam (TVA), Tenn.

Natchez, Miss.

Natchez, Miss.

Two employees at the roundhouse at Proviso yard, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

Two employees at the roundhouse at Proviso yard, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

Greasing a locomotive in the roundhouse at Proviso (?) yard, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

Greasing a locomotive in the roundhouse at Proviso (?) yard, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

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

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

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

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

Excavating within the log cofferdam during an early stage of construction, Douglas Dam, Tenn.

Excavating within the log cofferdam during an early stage of construction, Douglas Dam, Tenn.

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

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

Workers on the Liberator Bombers, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., [Fort Worth, Texas]

Workers on the Liberator Bombers, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., [Fort Worth, Texas]

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 Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Assembling Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

Assembling Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

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

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

Mary Louise Stepan, 21, used to be a waitress. She has a brother in the air corps. She is working on transport parts in the hand mill, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

Mary Louise Stepan, 21, used to be a waitress. She has a brother in the air corps. She is working on transport parts in the hand mill, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

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

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

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 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

Distributing surplus commodities, St. Johns, Ariz.

Distributing surplus commodities, St. Johns, Ariz.

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 railroad worker 25 years - now working at the roundhouse at the Proviso yards

Manufacture of self-sealing gas tanks, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio

Manufacture of self-sealing gas tanks, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio

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.

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 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

P-51 ("Mustang") fighter planes being prepared for test flight at the field of North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Inglewood, Calif.

P-51 ("Mustang") fighter planes being prepared for test flight at the field of North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Inglewood, Calif.

Mounting motor [on a] Fairfax B-25 bomber, at North American Aviation, Inc., plant in [Inglewood], Calif.

Mounting motor [on a] Fairfax B-25 bomber, at North American Aviation, Inc., plant in [Inglewood], Calif.

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 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

An employee in the drill-press section of North American's huge machine shop runs mounting holes in a large dural casting, 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

An employee in the drill-press section of North American's huge machine shop runs mounting holes in a large dural casting, 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

Operating a hand drill at North American Aviation, Inc., [a] woman is working in the control surface department assembling a section of the leading edge for the horizontal stabilizer of a plane, Inglewood, Calif.

Operating a hand drill at North American Aviation, Inc., [a] woman is working in the control surface department assembling a section of the leading edge for the horizontal stabilizer of a plane, Inglewood, Calif.

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

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

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 Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

Jack Whinery and Jim Norris, homesteaders, looking at roots of stalk of corn, Pie Town, New Mexico

Jack Whinery and Jim Norris, homesteaders, looking at roots of stalk of corn, Pie Town, New Mexico

Friends meeting at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Friends meeting at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Son of Jim Norris, homesteader, tying corn into bundles, Pie Town, New Mexico

Son of Jim Norris, homesteader, tying corn into bundles, Pie Town, New Mexico

Wife of Jim Norris with canned goods, Pie Town, New Mexico

Wife of Jim Norris with canned goods, Pie Town, New Mexico

Group of homesteaders in front of the bean house which was used for exhibit hall at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Group of homesteaders in front of the bean house which was used for exhibit hall at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Serving pinto beans at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair barbeque

Serving pinto beans at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair barbeque

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 children, Pie Town, New Mexico

Mr. Leatherman, homesteader, with his work burros in front of his barn, Pie Town, New Mexico

Mr. Leatherman, homesteader, with his work burros in front of his barn, Pie Town, New Mexico

Initial pin souvenirs at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Initial pin souvenirs at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Rodeo at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Rodeo at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Faro and Doris Caudill, homesteaders, Pie Town, New Mexico

Faro and Doris Caudill, homesteaders, Pie Town, New Mexico

School children singing, Pie Town, New Mexico

School children singing, Pie Town, New Mexico

Rural school children, San Augustine County, Texas

Rural school children, San Augustine County, Texas

Living quarters and "juke joint" for migratory workers, a slack season; Belle Glade, Fla.

Living quarters and "juke joint" for migratory workers, a slack season; Belle Glade, Fla.

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, assembling a section of a wing for a P-51 fighter plane

B-25 bomber planes at the North American Aviation, Incorporated being hauled along an outdoor assembly line with an "International" tractor, Kansas City, Kansas

B-25 bomber planes at the North American Aviation, Incorporated being hauled along an outdoor assembly line with an "International" tractor, Kansas City, Kansas

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 locomotives in the roundhouse, Argentine, Kansas. Argentine yard is at Kansas City, Kansas

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. Santa Fe trip

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, at Corwith yard, Santa Fe RR trip, Chicago, Ill.

Co-op orange packing plant, Redlands, Calif. Workman is doing the preliminary sorting, picking out the discards. Santa Fe trip

Co-op orange packing plant, Redlands, Calif. Workman is doing the preliminary sorting, picking out the discards. Santa Fe trip

Operating a machine for putting tops on crates at a co-op orange packing plant, Redlands, Calif. Santa Fe R.R. trip

Operating a machine for putting tops on crates 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 plant, Redlands, Calif. Santa Fe R.R. trip

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

Santa Fe R.R. streamliner, the "super Chief," being serviced at the depot, Albuquerque, N.M. Servicing of these diesel streamliners takes five minutes. Santa Fe R.R. trip

Santa Fe R.R. streamliner, the "super Chief," being serviced at the depot, Albuquerque, N.M. Servicing of these diesel streamliners takes five minutes. Santa Fe R.R. trip

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

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

A rivet is her fighting weapon. Oyida Peaks, daughter of a Navy lieutenant, one of many women taking NYA training to become mechanics at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. After eight weeks apprenticeship she will be qualified as a civil service worker in the Assembly and Repair Department

A rivet is her fighting weapon. Oyida Peaks, daughter of a Navy lieutenant, one of many women taking NYA training to become mechanics at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. After eight weeks apprenticeship she will be qualified as a civil service worker in the Assembly and Repair Department

Answering the nation's need for womanpower, Mrs. Virginia Davis made arrangement for the care of her two children during the day and joined her husband at work in the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Both are employed under Civil Service in the Assembly and repair department. Mrs. Davis' training will enable her to take the place of her husband should he be called by the armed service

Answering the nation's need for womanpower, Mrs. Virginia Davis made arrangement for the care of her two children during the day and joined her husband at work in the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Both are employed under Civil Service in the Assembly and repair department. Mrs. Davis' training will enable her to take the place of her husband should he be called by the armed service

Mrs. Virginia Davis, a riveter in the assembly and repair department of the Naval Air Base, supervises Chas. Potter, a NYA trainee from Michigan; Corpus Christi, Texas

Mrs. Virginia Davis, a riveter in the assembly and repair department of the Naval Air Base, supervises Chas. Potter, a NYA trainee from Michigan; Corpus Christi, Texas

Women from all fields have joined the production army, Corpus Christi, Texas. Miss Grace Weaver, a civil service worker at the Naval Air Base, and a school teacher before the war, is doing her part for victory along with her brother who is a flying instructor in the Army. Miss Weaver paints the American insignia on repaired Navy plane wings

Women from all fields have joined the production army, Corpus Christi, Texas. Miss Grace Weaver, a civil service worker at the Naval Air Base, and a school teacher before the war, is doing her part for victory along with her brother who is a flying instructor in the Army. Miss Weaver paints the American insignia on repaired Navy plane wings

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 in the Assembly and Repair Department at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Inspecting of landing wheel of the transport planes at Willow Run

Inspecting of landing wheel of the transport planes at Willow Run

Inspecting of landing wheel of the transport planes at Willow Run

Inspecting of landing wheel of the transport planes at Willow Run