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Quartel general, exercito de ocupacion, Corpus Christi 8 de Marzo, de 1846. Orden Num. 30. El exercito de occupacion en Te jas ... Z. Taylor, Br. Bd. General en Gefe, Exercito de los Estados Unidos.

Texas photographs - Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph.

Texas photographs - Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph.

Texas photographs - Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph.

Texas photographs - Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph.

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

Formerly a sociology major at the University of Southern California, Mrs. Eloise J. Ellis (right) now "keeps 'em flyin'" at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. She is a supervisor under civil service in the Assembly and Repair Department. It is her job to maintain morale among the women to help them solve housing and other personal problems. With her is Jo Ann Whittington, an NYA trainee at the plant

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. Eloise J. Ellis has been appointed by civil service to be senior supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Department at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. She buoys up feminine morale in her department by arranging suitable living conditions for out-of-state employees and by helping them with their personal problems

At the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Souvenir stand of "buckeye" painter, Corpus Christi, Texas

Navy N2S primary land planes at the Naval Air Base in Corpus Christi, Texas

Real estate office on North Beach, tourist section, Corpus Christi, Texas

Aviation cadet in training at the Naval Air Base, 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

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

Children of squatters and migrants living on Nueces Bay, Corpus Christi, Texas

A sailor mechanic refueling a plane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Sailor mechanic inspecting a PBY plane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Stock of hardware store, Corpus Christi, Texas

New and used parts for sale, Corpus Christi, Texas

Bowen and Olsen, a riveter and her supervisor, in the Assembly and Repair Dept. at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

NYA employees receiving training in the Assembly and Repair Dept., U.S. Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Bowen, a riveter, and Olsen, her supervisor, in the Assembly and Repair Dept. at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Migrant auto wrecker in front of car which he will dismantle, Corpus Christi, Texas

Assembly and Repairs Dept. mechanic Mary Josephine Farley works on a Wright Whirlwind motor, Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Police department substation, Corpus Christi, Texas

As an NYA trainee working inside the nose of a PBY, Elmer J. Pace is learning the construction of Navy planes, Corpus Christi, Naval Air Base, Texas

Ship going through drawbridge entering port of Corpus Christi, Texas

Privy made of old automobile bodies, Nueces Bay, Corpus Christi, Texas. Migrant camp

Pearl Harbor widows have gone into war work to carry on the fight with a personal vengeance, Corpus Christi, Texas. Mrs. Virginia Young (right) whose husband was one of the first casualties of World War II, is a supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Department of the Naval Air Base. Her job is to find convenient and comfortable living quarters for women workers from out of the state, like Ethel Mann, who operates an electric drill

Av. Cadet Thanas at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Group of men inspecting secondhand tires for sale, Corpus Christi, Texas

Ens[ign] Noressey and Cadet Thenics at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Ensign Noressey and Cadet Thenics at the Naval Air base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Women are contributing their skills to the nation's needs by keeping our country's planes in top-notch fighting condition, Corpus Christi, Texas. Wife of a disabled World War I veteran, Mrs. Cora Ann Bowen (left) works as a cowler at the Naval Air Base. Mrs. Eloise J. Ellis is a senior supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs department

Texas photographs - Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph.

Migrant auto wrecker at work dismantling car, Corpus Christi, Texas

Texas photographs - Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph.

Texas photographs - Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph.

Son of migrant auto wrecker, 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. After eight weeks of training he will go into civil service. Should he be inducted or enlist in the armed service, he will be valuable to mechanized units of the Army or Navy

Working with a sea-plane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Cadet L. Deitz at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Secondhand clothing store, Corpus Christi, Texas

Learning to work a cutting machine, these two NYA employees receive training to fit them for important work, Corpus Christi, Texas. After eight weeks they will be eligible for civil service jobs at the Naval Air Base

Working on a plane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Fueling a plane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Jesse Rhodes Waller, A.O.M., third class, tries out a 30-calibre machine gun he has just installed in a Navy plane, Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Aviation cadets in training at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Family entrance to nightclub, Corpus Christi, Texas

Navy N2S primary land planes at the naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Aviation cadet at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Mrs. Doris Duke, who is 26 and a mother of one child, Corpus Christi, Texas. Mrs. Duke is a civil service worker in the A[ssembly] and R[epair] dept. at the Navy Air Base (shot - reconditioning spark plugs)

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

Wife of migrant auto wrecker sewing seat cushion of wrecked auto, Corpus Christi, Texas

Feeding an SNC advanced training plane its essential supply of gasoline is done by sailor mechanics at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Standing on the wing is Floyd Helphrey who came from Iowa to join the Navy early in the year. At right is W. Gardner of Illinois who used to be a crane operator

Painting the American insignia on airplane wings is a job that Mrs. Irma Lee McElroy, a former office worker, does with precision and patriotic zeal. Mrs. McElroy is a civil service employee at the naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Her husband is a flight instructor

Group of men inspecting secondhand tires for sale, Corpus Christi, Texas

Sailor mechanic fueling a plane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

After seven years in the Navy, J.D. Estes is considered an old sea salt by his mates at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

This sailor mechanic is inspecting a PBY plane at the Naval Air Base in Corpus Christi, Texas. The ship had been reconditioned by the Civil Service employees at the Assembly and Repair Department in the base

Signs hanging from balcony over sidewalk in Mexican district, Corpus Christi, Texas

Lorena Craig is cowler under civil service at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Starting a propeller at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Home of squatter along Nueces Bay, Corpus Christi, Texas

Curio shop, Corpus Christi, Texas

Part of Corpus Christi, Texas with freighter passing through drawbridge

Mrs. Cora Ann Bowen (left) works as a cowler at the Naval Air Base; Mrs. Eloise J. Ellis is a senior supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Department, Corpus Christi, Texas

Working on a plane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

He's like to use that gun on the Axis. After seven years in the Navy, J.D. Estes is considered an old sea salt by his mates at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Texas photographs - Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph.

Texas photographs - Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph.

Sailor at the Naval Air Base wears the new type protective clothing and gas mask designed for use in chemical warfare, Corpus Christi, Texas. These uniforms are lighter than the old type

Plane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Feeding an SNC advanced training plane its essential supply of gasoline is done by sailor mechanics at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

It's an intricate operation - installing a 30-calibre machine gun in a Navy PBY plane, but not too tricky for Jesse Rhodes Waller, Corpus Christi, Texas. He's a Georgia man who's been in the Navy 5-1/2 years. At the Naval Air Base he sees that the flying ships are kept in tip-top shape. Waller is an aviation ordnance mate

Cadet L. Deitz(?) at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Working inside the nose of a PBY, Elmer J. Pace is learning the construction of Navy planes, Corpus Christi, Texas. As an NYA trainee at the Naval Air Base, he gets practical experience. After about eight weeks, he will go into civil service as a sheet metal worker

J.D. Estes at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Lorena Craig is a cowler under civil service at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

"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

Group of men inspecting secondhand tires for sale, Corpus Christi, Texas

Formerly a sociology major at the University of Southern California, Mrs. Eloise J. Ellis (right) now "keeps 'em flyin'" at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. She is a supervisor under civil service in the Assembly and Repair Department. It is her job to maintain morale among the women by helping them solve housing and other personal problems. With her is Jo Ann Whittington, an NYA trainee at the plant

Shrimp fisherman, squatter on Nueces Bay, erecting wind charger for running his radio. Corpus Christi, Texas

Ship going through drawbridge entering port of Corpus Christi, Texas

Breakwater, Corpus Christi, Texas

New and used parts for sale, Corpus Christi, Texas

Front of hardware store, Corpus Christi, Texas

Jesse Rhodes Waller, A.O.M., third class, tries out a 30-calibre machine gun he has just installed on a Navy plane, Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

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

Painting the American insignia on airplane wings is a job that Mrs. Irma Lee McElroy, a former office worker, does with precision and patriotic zeal. Mrs. McElroy is a civil service employee at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Her husband is a flight instructor

Texas photographs - Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph.

Texas photographs - Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph.

Texas photographs - Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph.

Mrs. Eloise J. Ellis, senior supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Dept. of the Naval Air Base, talking with one of the men, Corpus Christi, Texas

Construction work on buildings, Corpus Christi, Texas

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

Victorian structure built for Simon and Lila Bell (Solomon) Guggenheim in 1905 in Corpus Christi, Texas