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[Luther Burbank, 1849-1926, three-quarter length portrait, seated at desk, facing left]

[Luther Burbank, 1849-1926, three-quarter length portrait, seated at d...

H100957 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: PI; Shelf.

Fruitful spineless cactus, Luther Burbank's experimental grounds, Santa Rose, California / Turrill & Miller Photo, S.F.

Fruitful spineless cactus, Luther Burbank's experimental grounds, Sant...

Photograph shows a field of cactus and houses in the distance, at the Luther Burbank residence, Santa Rosa, California. H117457 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Place of publication and publisher informa... more

Luther Burbank, 1849-1926

Luther Burbank, 1849-1926

1/2, seated, facing left.

Mrs. L. Burbank

Mrs. L. Burbank

Photograph shows Elizabeth Jane "Bessie" Waters Burbank (1887-1977) who married plant scientist Luther Burbank (1849-1926) in December 1916. She had served as his private secretary. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2014)

Vega Aircraft Corporation. Burbank, California

Vega Aircraft Corporation. Burbank, California

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Vega Aircraft Corporation. Burbank, California

Vega Aircraft Corporation. Burbank, California

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Self-help cooperative unit. Burbank, California

Self-help cooperative unit. Burbank, California

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc... more

Self-help cooperative, Burbank, California. Organized August 1934. Now has seventy-six active members and is fairly successful. Have applied to the Resettlement Administration for a loan. Have farm of one hundred eighty acres, and supply vegetables to members. Also, the dairy yields 120 gallons of milk daily. Sixty-five cows

Self-help cooperative, Burbank, California. Organized August 1934. Now...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc... more

Self-help cooperative. Members of the community. Burbank, California

Self-help cooperative. Members of the community. Burbank, California

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc... more

Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Calif. Shown checking electrical assemblies

Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Calif. Show...

12002-66. 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

Production. Ventura bombers. The "Pony Express" driver in a large Western aircraft plant rounds the corner of "Bataan Boulevard," one of the assembly lines on which many fighting and bombing planes are being built. His work is to distribute parts for Ventura bombers and other mighty ships of our new air armada. Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, California

Production. Ventura bombers. The "Pony Express" driver in a large West...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Women aircraft workers. Three little maids in aircraft school? They're learning the use of templates, used in training material for bullet proofing gas tanks in a West Coast airplane factory. Vega

Women aircraft workers. Three little maids in aircraft school? They're...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. Another new Lockheed P-38 pursuit ship leaves the main assembly line of a large Western aircraft plant. The station stand has been swept clear and the ship is being lowered away to rest on its own wheels. From here it will be rolled to a test field where propellers will be installed. If trial flights and final inspections prove it satisfactory, the ship will be delivered to the Army

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. Another new Lockheed P-38 pu...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Production. Ventura bombers. Tinfoil--and only part of one day's collection--made by employees of a large Western aircraft plant. These same workers are making another, and more important, contribution to America's war effort: they are producing a steady stream of Ventura bombers and other fighting and bombing planes. Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, California

Production. Ventura bombers. Tinfoil--and only part of one day's colle...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Car pooling at Lockheed Vega. Slots on "ride cafeteria" board, showing arrangement by district and by shift to assist plant employees in car pooling

Car pooling at Lockheed Vega. Slots on "ride cafeteria" board, showing...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Production. Aircraft. At the end of a Flying Fortress assembly line, this mechanic in a large Western plant makes a final check on a landing gear hydraulic system. That big round object in the foreground is a rubber tire. Remember?

Production. Aircraft. At the end of a Flying Fortress assembly line, t...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Car pooling at Lockheed Vega. When the company first offered bus transportation, employees were dubious, but responded to salesmanship. Once tried, they found that they saved time, money and parking worries. Result: six busses put in service in April have catapulted to eighty-four busses on June 1, with demand for more. The girl here is selling ticket book

Car pooling at Lockheed Vega. When the company first offered bus trans...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Production. Aircraft. An aluminum casting, placed on an X-ray film-holder, ready to be photographed in the test laboratory of a big Western aircraft plant. The numeral figures being placed on the film are made of lead and will stop the X-ray beam. A clean, sharp number is left on the film for future identification of the part

Production. Aircraft. An aluminum casting, placed on an X-ray film-hol...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit plane. An armorer and his assistant check the installation of guns in a nose section of a new Lockheed P-38 pursuit plane. As the ship travels from one station to another along the main assembly line, wings, engines, armament and other essential equipment are installed

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit plane. An armorer and his assistant ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Car pooling at Lockheed Vega. The company publications take up the cry too. This issue introduces special bus service for those employees living in city areas, urges others to double up and make full use of available cars

Car pooling at Lockheed Vega. The company publications take up the cry...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Car pooling at Lockheed Vega. But the company is worried about Don's transportation, too, and the transportation of thousands upon thousands of people in the same predicament. In the plant's sign shop, painters prepare eye-catching posters urging tire conservation

Car pooling at Lockheed Vega. But the company is worried about Don's t...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Women aircraft workers. Earnest girl workers for Uncle Sam assemble intricate electrical parts to be used in America's fighting planes at a large West Coast aircraft factory. The supervisor passes down the line, gives advice for speeding up operations, solves problems and keeps supplies flowing. Vega

Women aircraft workers. Earnest girl workers for Uncle Sam assemble in...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. Three-blade variable pitch propellers are prepared for installation on Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes at a large Western aircraft plant. The planes they will pull have been performing brilliantly as interceptors of enemy aircraft

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. Three-blade variable pitch p...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Women aircraft workers. Men and women work together training planes for Uncle Sam's fighing flyers at a West Coast plant. Here, Mrs. Fern Evans, Pearl Harbor widow, works on a radio bracket for a bomber with a young mechanic. Mrs. Evans, who had no previous mechanical experience when she applied for work in February, now reads blueprints and is able to proceed with various accessory assemblies for bombers with little supervision from leadmen

Women aircraft workers. Men and women work together training planes fo...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. Another twin-engined pursuit plane, a Lockheed P-38, is rolled from the floor of a large Western aircraft plant. On the field it will be fitted with two sets of three-bladed propellers that will pull it through brilliant performances as interceptors of enemy planes

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. Another twin-engined pursuit...

Actual size of negative is B (approximately 5 x 7 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Car pooling at Lockheed Vega. Next stop is Don's house, one of a long row of new privately-financed housing projects in a critical housing area

Car pooling at Lockheed Vega. Next stop is Don's house, one of a long ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Production. Aircraft. With the aid of a powerful light, a Lockheed inspector checks rivets in all but the inaccessible wing section of a YP-38 plane wing

Production. Aircraft. With the aid of a powerful light, a Lockheed ins...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Production. Aircraft. On the tail section of a Ventura bomber, a Negro and a white worker team up to raise the production rate of a big Western aircraft plant

Production. Aircraft. On the tail section of a Ventura bomber, a Negro...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Production. Airplanes. A toolmaker's apprentice at work on a Pratt and Whitney automatic tool room machine in a large Western aircraft plant. He is working on a flap track for a Lockheed Model 58

Production. Airplanes. A toolmaker's apprentice at work on a Pratt and...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. Wings for Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes are accurately assembled in jigs at a large Western aircraft plant. These wings are attached to the plane bodies as they travel down the final assembly line in which engines, landing gear, controls and other equpment are also installed

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. Wings for Lockheed P-38 purs...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. Finishing wings for Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes in a large Western aircraft plant. The wings, which had been accurately assembled in jigs, are added to the plane bodies as they travel down the final assembly line where engines, landing gear, controls and other equipment are also installed

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. Finishing wings for Lockheed...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. A liquid-cooled turbo-supercharged Allison engine is installed in a new Lockheed P-38 pursuit ship. This engine has carried the P-38 through brilliant performances in the Aleutians. The P-38 is an excellent high- altitude fighter with great firepower. Its speed at its best altitude gives it rank among the world's fastest fighting aircraft

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. A liquid-cooled turbo-superc...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Car pooling at Lockheed Vega. Cards requesting transportation are filled out by company employees

Car pooling at Lockheed Vega. Cards requesting transportation are fill...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Production. Aircraft. High on the wing of a Vega Ventura bomber, these girl electricians complete a complicated wiring assembly

Production. Aircraft. High on the wing of a Vega Ventura bomber, these...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Production. Electric power. Panel boards at Vega Aircraft Plant. Here the flow of electric power to thousands of machines and hand power tools is controlled. These boards play an important part in the production of planes for our armed forces. Vega Aircraft Corporation

Production. Electric power. Panel boards at Vega Aircraft Plant. Here ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. A drill operator in a Western aircraft plant, using a drill jig on the center section of a Lockheed P-38 pursuit plane. On the final assembly line, the completed center section will be joined to other plane sections, and noses, engines, wings, landing gear and other equipment will be installed

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. A drill operator in a Wester...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Women aircraft workers. Perched high on the wing of a giant bomber, women of a large West Coast aircraft factory are speeding the installation of electrical units controlling the engine. In this, as in many other U.S. plants, women are gradually replacing or augmenting men on assembly lines, doing important and highly critical work and doing it well

Women aircraft workers. Perched high on the wing of a giant bomber, wo...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Car pooling at Lockheed Vega. The old clunker in front is a school bus, serving a nearby rural community. School busses can transport both war plant warriors and school children in most cases, and may be the solution to transportation problems of workers living in small communities

Car pooling at Lockheed Vega. The old clunker in front is a school bus...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. Small section for Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes are prepared for subassembly in a large Western aircraft plant. The completed subassemblies travel along lines that eventually meet the main assembly line from which finished planes are rolled outdoors for the installation of propellers

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. Small section for Lockheed P...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Car pooling at Lockheed Vega. Next stop is Don's house, one of a long row of new privately-financed housing projects in a critical housing area

Car pooling at Lockheed Vega. Next stop is Don's house, one of a long ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Production. Aircraft. Samples for microscope inspection--a lowly rivet, a screw, an extruded part--prepared by a test engineer in a large Western aircraft plant. Samples are embedded in bakelite, polished to mirror finish, then etched with acid to bring out the grain. A faulty grain structure, as revealed through the microscope, will show up low-grade material or faulty processing methods in the manufacture of the part

Production. Aircraft. Samples for microscope inspection--a lowly rivet...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more