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Weighing, filling and sewing 25 lb. sacks of sugar

Weighing, filling and sewing 25 lb. sacks of sugar

Three employees filling, weighing, and sewing 25 lb. sacks of C and H sugar. National Photo Company Collection. No. 390.

[Dressing beef on great moving platform in Armour's modern plant, Chicago, U.S.A.]

[Dressing beef on great moving platform in Armour's modern plant, Chic...

J134787 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Kelley & Chadwick.

[Men working in Pompeian Olive Oil Company]

[Men working in Pompeian Olive Oil Company]

National Photo Company Collection. W.J. Groeninger, view photographer.

Milk bottling assembly line

Milk bottling assembly line

Title devised by cataloger. Photograph of photographic print. No Detroit Publishing Co. no. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Inspecting catsup

Inspecting catsup

Probably related to negatives D420-2718, D420-2782 to D420-2790. Boxes labeled "Beech-Nut Brand Catsup." Detroit Publishing Co. no. K 2782. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

[Assembly line at the Ford Motor Company's Highland Park plant]

[Assembly line at the Ford Motor Company's Highland Park plant]

Photograph shows unfinished Model T's rolling on the assembly line. Title devised by Library staff.

Wrapping chewing gum

Wrapping chewing gum

Probably related to negatives D420-2718 and D420-2782 to D420-2790. "19" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. K 2790. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Packing peanut butter

Packing peanut butter

Photograph of a heavily retouched photographic print. Probably related to D420-2718 and D420-2782 to D420-2790. Detroit Publishing Co. no. K 2718. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

[People making teddy bears in factory]

[People making teddy bears in factory]

George Grantham Bain Collection.

Completed product of a great automobile factory ready for delivery, Detroit, Mich.

Completed product of a great automobile factory ready for delivery, De...

Row of completed Cadillac touring cars come off the assembly line. J224159 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from image. Copyright by Keystone View Co. No. 22162. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmark... More

Assembly

Assembly

Title from jacket. "Jackson coll." on jacket. Possibly made for Ford Motor Company, automobile industry; cf. negatives D420-2851 to D420-2882 and negatives D420-3041 to D420-3084. Second number on negative: K28... More

[Assembly]
Putting on axles

Putting on axles

Title from jacket. Possibly made for Ford Motor Company automobile industry; cf. negatives D420-2851 to D420-2882 and D420-3041 to D420-3084. Detroit Publishing Co. nos. 34533, K 3067. Gift; State Historical So... More

Factory workers on assembly line for bearings

Factory workers on assembly line for bearings

Title devised by cataloger; title on jacket: Bearings. Possibly made for Ford Motor Company automobile industry; cf. negatives D420-2851 to D420-2882 and D420-3041 to D420-3084. Detroit Publishing Co. nos. 3742... More

A girl riveting machine operator at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant joins sections of wing ribs to reinforce the inner wing assemblies of B-17F heavy bombers, Long Beach, Calif. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F bomber is a later model of the B-17, which distinguished itself in action in the south Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a long range, high altitude, heavy bomber, with a crew of seven to nine men -- and with armament sufficient to defend itself on daylight missions

A girl riveting machine operator at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant...

12002-39. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

On North American's outdoor assembly line, employees rush a B-25 to completion, North American Aviation, Inglewood, Calif

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

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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...

12002-19. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

View of the B-25 final assembly line at North American Aviation's Inglewood, California, plant

View of the B-25 final assembly line at North American Aviation's Ingl...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

Cowling and control rods are added to motors for North American B-25 bombers as they move down the assembly line, North American, Inc., Inglewood, Calif

Cowling and control rods are added to motors for North American B-25 b...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

Bomb bay gasoline tanks for long flights of B-25 bombers await assembly in the plant of North American Aviation, Inc., 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

Bomb bay gasoline tanks for long flights of B-25 bombers await assembl...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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...

12002-41. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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, I...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

Cowling and control rods are added to motors for North American B-25 bombers as they move down the assembly line, North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif

Cowling and control rods are added to motors for North American B-25 b...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

Women at work on C-47 Douglas cargo transport, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif

Women at work on C-47 Douglas cargo transport, Douglas Aircraft Compan...

12002-39. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

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

12002-19. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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...

12002-19. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

A young woman employee of North American Aviation, Incorporated, working over the landing gear mechanism of a P-51 fighter plane, Inglewood, Calif. The mechanism resembles a small cannon

A young woman employee of North American Aviation, Incorporated, worki...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

Operating a hand drill at the North American Aviation, Inc., a woman i...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

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

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

Working on wing of Consolidated Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp. plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Working on wing of Consolidated Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraf...

12002-19. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

Working with the electric wiring at Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif

Working with the electric wiring at Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Bea...

12002-39. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

Employees at North American Aviation, Incorporated, assembling the cowling on Allison motors for the P-51 fighter planes, Inglewood, Calif

Employees at North American Aviation, Incorporated, assembling the cow...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

Employees on the "Sunshine" assembly line at North American's plant put the finishing touches on another B-25 bomber, Inglewood, Calif. In addition to the battle-tested B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, this plant produces the P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

Employees on the "Sunshine" assembly line at North American's plant pu...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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...

12002-19. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

A wing brace assembly for a B-25 bomber is prepared for the assembly line of an aircraft plant, North American Aviation, Inc., Calif. With plenty of speed, a 1,700-mile cruising range and a ceiling of 25,000 feet, it has performed as a medium bomber and as an escort plane

A wing brace assembly for a B-25 bomber is prepared for the assembly l...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

This woman worker at the Vultee-Nashville is shown making final adjustments in the wheel well of an inner wing before the installation of the landing gear, Nashville, Tenn. This is one of the numerous assembly operations in connection with the mass production of Vultee "Vengeance" dive bombers

This woman worker at the Vultee-Nashville is shown making final adjust...

12002-41. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

Riveting team working on the cockpit shell of a B-25 i.e. C-47 bomber at the plant of North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood i.e. Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif

Riveting team working on the cockpit shell of a B-25 i.e. C-47 bomber ...

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. (Sour... More

Lowering an engine in place in assembling a transport plane in a Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Lowering an engine in place in assembling a transport plane in a Conso...

12002-19. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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 ...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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, North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif

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

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

The careful hands of women are trained in precise aircraft engine installation duties at Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif

The careful hands of women are trained in precise aircraft engine inst...

12002-39. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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...

12002-39. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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...

12002-19. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

With careful Douglas training, women do accurate electrical assembly and installation work, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif

With careful Douglas training, women do accurate electrical assembly a...

12002-39. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More