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171-G-11-C-1 (20710616799)

171-G-11-C-1 (20710616799)

171-G-11-C-1: New York City, New York, circa WWII. Ceremonies in Rockefeller Center in connection with the awarding of service ribbons to New York City’s Civilian Defense Volunteers by James M. Landis, Nati... More

171-G-11-C-2 (20709407758)

171-G-11-C-2 (20709407758)

171-G-11-C-2: U.S. Navy sailors parade during World War II, probably in Los Angeles, California. (8/25/2015).

171-G-11-C-3 (20904655801)

171-G-11-C-3 (20904655801)

171-G-11-C-3: Parade in Los Angeles, California, circa WWII. Float truck reads, “Hollywood’s Air Raid Wardens are prepared, and there are 8,000 of us.” (8/25/2015).

171-G-11-C-4 (20897376165)

171-G-11-C-4 (20897376165)

171-G-11-C-4: Parade circa in Los Angeles, California, circa WWII. Float truck reads, “Citizens Defense Corps. Home Fire Brigade / Fire Division / Citizen Defense Corps. (8/25/2015).

171-G-11-C-5 (20887673412)

171-G-11-C-5 (20887673412)

171-G-11-C-5: Public School Number 8, New York City. Student comes forward and points to the Atlantic Charter, circa WWII. (8/25/2015).

171-G-11-D-1 (20887672022)

171-G-11-D-1 (20887672022)

171-G-11-D-1: Miss Virginia Smith, instructor in one of the nutrition courses, shows her listeners, Mrs. Lloyd Powell, Mrs. Mark Schneider, and Mrs. Rose Brown (left to right), the values of certain foods, cir... More

171-G-11-D-2 (20709302940)

171-G-11-D-2 (20709302940)

171-G-11-D-2: Family eating right though on rations during WWII. Photograph by Underwood and Underwood. (8/25/2015).

171-G-11-D-3 (20709394728)

171-G-11-D-3 (20709394728)

171-G-11-D-3: Mrs. Mildred Kier Townsend (standing) finds San Diego Block Plan women eager to attend regular classes to learn what to cook, and how to cook it, when they are unable to buy what they have been ... More

171-G-11-K-1 (20887666402)

171-G-11-K-1 (20887666402)

171-G-11-K-1: Work and play are beautifully combined for the coeds directing the Red Cross knitting work at the University of Alabama. Several of those directing the program gather for a session to plan out ... More

171-G-11-K-2 (20871077116)

171-G-11-K-2 (20871077116)

171-G-11-K-2: University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, circa WWII. This play suit, made and worn by Judith Rupp, freshman at the University of Idaho, is proof that clothes can combine smartness and wartime economy... More

171-G-11-M-1 (20709387048)

171-G-11-M-1 (20709387048)

171-G-11-M-1: Not bombs but spools of silk and nylon thread are photographed atop the piles of salvaged stockings which were collected by the girls of Highland Park Junior High School. Demonstrations on how ... More

171-G-11-M-2 (20904634621)

171-G-11-M-2 (20904634621)

171-G-11-M-2: Johnny’s got a man-size job for the duration. His role during World War II was a vital one, for every bit of recyclable material must be collected for maritime steel. Boys and girls from coas... More

171-G-11-M-3 (20709382138)

171-G-11-M-3 (20709382138)

171-G-11-M-3: Scene in one of the basements of a Brooklyn apartment house with a squad of women volunteers at work to salvage, organized by a Brooklyn housewife in the interest of the National War Effort. (8/25/2015).

171-G-11-M-4 (20871066686)

171-G-11-M-4 (20871066686)

171-G-11-M-4: As part of their campaign to collect salvage goods for the Victory Campaign, boy scouts of Troop 121 of the United Church of Van Nest, Bronx, New York, are shown pushing in one of their collected... More

171-G-11-M-5 (20709280360)

171-G-11-M-5 (20709280360)

171-G-11-M-5: Soooo big! But still not quite high enough to sell to the junk man or give to the Red Cross, Boy Scouts, or other agencies in the neighborhood. Conservation of waste will save millions of doll... More

428-GX-KN 14101 (26029905242)

428-GX-KN 14101 (26029905242)

428-GX-KN 14101: “A Woman’s Task” by Howard Baer. Female employees are working on a Grumman JR-1 “Duck”. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Photographed from small refer... More

428-GX-KN 23284 (26096478456)

428-GX-KN 23284 (26096478456)

428-GX-KN 23284: Victory Sparks by Howard Baer, No.11. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Photographed from small reference card. (2016/03/29).

WWII - 80-CF-8653-1 (19753255418)

WWII - 80-CF-8653-1 (19753255418)

80-CF-8653-1: Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Division, New Cafeteria, photograph released January 6, 1941. (7/22/2015).

WWII - 80-CF-8653-2 (19941301725)

WWII - 80-CF-8653-2 (19941301725)

80-CF-8653-2: Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, workers adjusting fabric on aircraft wing, October 14, 1941. (7/22/2015).

Pratt and Whitney Company, East Hartford, Connecticut during WW2 - 80-CF-8653-3 (19753250228)

Pratt and Whitney Company, East Hartford, Connecticut during WW2 - 80-...

80-CF-8653-3: Interior view showing man working on machinery at the Pratt and Whitney Company, East Hartford, Connecticut, March 13, 1940. (7/22/2015).

Pratt and Whitney Company, East Hartford, Connecticut during WW2 - 80-CF-8653-4 (19753247698)

Pratt and Whitney Company, East Hartford, Connecticut during WW2 - 80-...

80-CF-8653-4: Interior view showing men working on machinery at the Pratt and Whitney Company, East Hartford, Connecticut, March 13, 1940. (7/22/2015).

Pratt and Whitney Company, East Hartford, Connecticut during WW2 - 80-CF-8653-5 (19753245958)

Pratt and Whitney Company, East Hartford, Connecticut during WW2 - 80-...

80-CF-8653-5: Interior view showing men working on machinery at the Pratt and Whitney Company, East Hartford, Connecticut, March 13, 1940. (7/22/2015).

Pratt and Whitney Company, East Hartford, Connecticut during WW2 - 80-CF-8653-6 (19915052246)

Pratt and Whitney Company, East Hartford, Connecticut during WW2 - 80-...

80-CF-8653-6: Interior view showing men working on machinery at the Pratt and Whitney Company, East Hartford, Connecticut, March 13, 1940. (7/22/2015).

Pratt and Whitney Company, East Hartford, Connecticut during WW2 - 80-CF-8653-7 (19318640394)

Pratt and Whitney Company, East Hartford, Connecticut during WW2 - 80-...

80-CF-8653-7: Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Division, new cafeteria, East Hartford, Connecticut, January 6, 1940. (7/22/2015).

80-CF-8653-8 (19318638354)
Pratt and Whitney Company, East Hartford, Connecticut during WW2 - 80-CF-8653-9 (19941285385)

Pratt and Whitney Company, East Hartford, Connecticut during WW2 - 80-...

80-CF-8653-9: Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Division, new cafeteria, East Hartford, Connecticut, January 6, 1940. (7/22/2015).

U.S. Navy flags, circa WWII - 80-CF-8659-1 (19754584719)

U.S. Navy flags, circa WWII - 80-CF-8659-1 (19754584719)

80-CF-8659-1: At an east coast port, a female employee makes flags for the U.S. Navy, circa WWII. Note the 48 star flag. (7/22/2015).

U.S. Navy flags, circa WWII - 80-CF-8659-2 (19915031676)

U.S. Navy flags, circa WWII - 80-CF-8659-2 (19915031676)

80-CF-8659-2: At an east coast port, a female employee makes flags for the U.S. Navy, circa WWII. The President’s flag, near completion, has its fourth star stitched on. (7/22/2015).

U.S. Navy flags, circa WWII - 80-CF-8659-3 (19753238470)

U.S. Navy flags, circa WWII - 80-CF-8659-3 (19753238470)

80-CF-8659-3: At an east coast port, a female employee makes flags for the U.S. Navy, circa WWII. A star is formed. (7/22/2015).

U.S. Navy flags, circa WWII - 80-CF-8659-4 (19946394191)

U.S. Navy flags, circa WWII - 80-CF-8659-4 (19946394191)

80-CF-8659-4: At an east coast port, a female employee makes flags for the U.S. Navy, circa WWII. All types and sizes are sorted for shipment. (7/22/2015).

Pearl Harbor Attack - 80-CF-8664-1 (19915023366) - US Navy

Pearl Harbor Attack - 80-CF-8664-1 (19915023366) - US Navy

80-CF-8664-1: Anniversary Bond. Tai Sing Loo bought a $500 War Bond to celebrate his 25th anniversary as a civilian employee of the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard. He is a Navy Yard photographer, but in this case he... More

WWII - 80-CF-8664-10 (19914999066)

WWII - 80-CF-8664-10 (19914999066)

80-CF-8664-10: U.S. Naval Operating Base, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Lines of sailors, such as the one shown in this photograph kept Yeoman Joseph Cimino busy all day as the bluejackets took advantage of ... More

80-CF-8664-2 (19933627522)

80-CF-8664-2 (19933627522)

80-CF-8664-2: Civilian Employees buying Defense Bonds at issuing office during World War II. (7/22/2015).

WWII - 80-CF-8664-3 (19941255445)

WWII - 80-CF-8664-3 (19941255445)

80-CF-8664-3: U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California. Purchase of War Bonds by U.S. Navy sailor, Louie Ferriero. Left to right: Lieutenant L.K. Campbell, L.L. Ferriera, and J.R. DeLoach, May 11, 1942. ... More

WWII - 80-CF-8664-8 (19753216250)

WWII - 80-CF-8664-8 (19753216250)

80-CF-8664-8: A U.S. Navy base in Britain. When the Navy presented a plan for officers and men to purchase War Bonds each month by allotting a part of their pay, Machinist’s Mate Leon Lizotte gave powerful im... More

WWII - 80-CF-8664-9 (19320244033)

WWII - 80-CF-8664-9 (19320244033)

80-CF-8664-9: U.S. Naval Operating Base, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Pausing in their busy task of feeding sailors and marines at this huge naval base, cooks and bakers gather around Chief Commissary Stew... More

WWII - 80-CF-8864-5 (19914997676)

WWII - 80-CF-8864-5 (19914997676)

80-CF-8864-5: Naval Air Station, Alameda, California. War Bond publicity at the station with employees signing for bonds. Photographed by Romaine, May 15, 1942. (7/22/2015).

WWII - 80-CF-8864-6 (19320235283)

WWII - 80-CF-8864-6 (19320235283)

80-CF-8864-6: Patricia Morison lunching with sailors as part of War Bond Drive at Naval Air Station, Alameda, California. Left to right: Seaman G.E. Shoudy; Patricia Morison; and Seaman K.S. Negrey. Photo... More

US Navy in WWII - 80-G-241378 (29678339040)

US Navy in WWII - 80-G-241378 (29678339040)

80-G-241378: Cedar Vale housing project nursery – time out for cookies and milk. The children of war workers receive expert care and attention each day from seven a.m. to five p.m. These children have just h... More

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475926 (33420823586)

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475926 (334...

80-G-475926: Holes in leading edge of SNV wing are punched at Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California. Photographed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Jacobs, August 1943, TR-4514. U.S. Navy photograp... More

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475930 (33305284572)

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475930 (333...

80-G-475930: Riveting team works on fin of a B-24 “Liberator” at Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California. Photographed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Jacobs, August 1943, TR-4518. U.S. Navy photog... More

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475936 (32647019423)

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475936 (326...

80-G-475936: Small parts for SNV’s are gas-welded at Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California. Photographed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Jacobs, August 1943, TR-4535. U.S. Navy photograph, now in... More

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475945 (33305293532)

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475945 (333...

80-G-475945: Workers tighten hatches on wing of SNV at Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California. Photographed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Jacobs, August 1943, TR-4545. U.S. Navy photograph, now ... More

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475955 (32647027033)

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475955 (326...

80-G-475955: Workmen sprays propellers of PB4Y-1 “Liberator” at Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California. Photographed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Jacobs, August 1943, TR-4576. U.S. Navy photogr... More

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475959 (33305303722)

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475959 (333...

80-G-475959: Camouflage netting at Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California. Photographed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Jacobs, August 1943, TR-4596. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections o... More

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475965 (32647036973)

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475965 (326...

80-G-475965: Workers rest against PBY blister turrets at Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California. Photographed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Jacobs, August 1943, TR-4602. U.S. Navy photograph, no... More

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475978 (33305308752)

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475978 (333...

80-G-475978: Women workers during rest period at Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California. Photographed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Jacobs, August 1943, TR-4619. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the... More

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475980 (33333290461)

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475980 (333...

80-G-475980: Workers eat lunch against PBY wing panels at Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California. Photographed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Jacobs, August 1943, TR-4622. U.S. Navy photograph, n... More

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475992 (32617946564)

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475992 (326...

80-G-475992: Workers eat lunch under PB2Y at Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California. Photographed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Jacobs, August 1943, TR-4636. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the col... More

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475996 (33461132115)

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-475996 (334...

80-G-475996: Workers eat lunch alongside PBY wing panels at Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California. Photographed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Jacobs, August 1943, TR-4646. U.S. Navy photograph,... More

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-47600 (32617956424)

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-47600 (3261...

80-G-47600: U.S. Navy officer bums rude from operator of lift at Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California. Photographed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Jacobs, August 1943, TR-4660. U.S. Navy photog... More

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-476014 (33333301531)

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-476014 (333...

80-G-476014: Workman makes adjustments in nose of PB4Y at Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California. Photographed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Jacobs, August 1943, TR-4671. U.S. Navy photograph, n... More

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-476017 (33305330152)

Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California, WWII - 80-G-476017 (333...

80-G-476017: Bicycles and motor scooters such as these are used to transport visitors and workers around Consolidated Vultee Plant, Downey, California. Photographed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Jacobs, Aug... More

80-G-68600 (19320232243)

80-G-68600 (19320232243)

80-G-68600: Launching of USS LST 210 at Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, Seneca, Illinois, June 1, 1943. She was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, serving in the Invasion of Southern France ... More

USS Houston (CL-81) WWII - 80-G-68626 (19753165708)

USS Houston (CL-81) WWII - 80-G-68626 (19753165708)

80-G-68626: Building the new USS Houston (CL 81) at Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia, for launching June 19, 1943. Plans and blueprints for sections, compartments, etc., are kept onboard the ship. Jim M... More

USS Houston (CL-81) WWII - 80-G-68627 (19753182900)

USS Houston (CL-81) WWII - 80-G-68627 (19753182900)

80-G-68627: Building the new USS Houston (CL 81) at Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia, for launching June 19, 1943. Workmen lifting a steel-deck plate weighing many hundreds of pounds into place. Photog... More

USS Houston (CL-81) WWII - 80-G-68629 (19933581652)

USS Houston (CL-81) WWII - 80-G-68629 (19933581652)

80-G-68629: Building the new USS Houston (CL 81) at Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia, for launching June 19, 1943. Vincent Jarvis, apprentice machinist, drilling and reaming holes for the huge crane whic... More

USS Houston (CL-81) WWII - 80-G-68632 (19753155508)

USS Houston (CL-81) WWII - 80-G-68632 (19753155508)

80-G-68632: Building the new USS Houston (CL 81) at Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia, for launching June 19, 1943. Looking through the huge anchor-eye are John W. Jackson and Wilson Majors, both steamfit... More

USS Houston (CL-81) WWII - 80-G-68633 (19753170560)

USS Houston (CL-81) WWII - 80-G-68633 (19753170560)

80-G-68633: Building the new USS Houston (CL 81) at Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia, for launching June 19, 1943. A reveter at work. (7/22/2015).

Adzeman Christopher Christophersen at Marine Construction Company, Stamford, Connecticut (27797068652)

Adzeman Christopher Christophersen at Marine Construction Company, Sta...

Lot-2144-3: Marine Construction Company, Stamford, Connecticut, March 1942. An adzeman, master of an ancient craft. Christopher Christophersen, 65, still puts in a full day at an eastern boat yard shaping ... More

African American worker undersizing bushings at Naval Aircraft Factory, Philadelphia, PA, WWII (26386665714)

African American worker undersizing bushings at Naval Aircraft Factory...

Lot 2073-4: Manpower: African-American Navy Yard Workers. Anna C. Marchand is one of hundreds of young African-Americans who have been given jobs in war production plants in recent months. She is shown unde... More

African-American deputies, Treasury Department, in Washington for training course 1942 (34717858076)

African-American deputies, Treasury Department, in Washington for trai...

Lot-1945-3: WWII-Homefront. African-American deputies in the Treasury Department, appointed to work among farmers and rural families selling war bonds, in Washington for a special intensive training course o... More

African-American riveter at Naval Aircraft Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (26718450700)

African-American riveter at Naval Aircraft Factory, Philadelphia, Penn...

Lot 2073-3: Manpower: African-American Navy Yard Workers. Skills which contributed to America’s success in World War I are vital to our efforts in World War II. This African-American riveter is a veteran em... More

African-American workers laying railroad ties for spur line, 1942 (26682597533)

African-American workers laying railroad ties for spur line, 1942 (266...

Lot 2152-5: African-American workers laying railroad ties for spur line into coal-storage space in Washington, D.C. Photographed by H. Liberman, August 31, 1942. Office of War Information. Courtesy of the L... More

African-American workers laying railroad ties for spur line, 1942 (27255092036)

African-American workers laying railroad ties for spur line, 1942 (272...

Lot 2152-4: African-American workers laying railroad ties for spur line into coal-storage space in Washington, D.C. Photographed by H. Liberman, August 31, 1942. Office of War Information. Courtesy of the L... More

African-American workers laying railroad ties, 1942 (26681492754)

African-American workers laying railroad ties, 1942 (26681492754)

Lot 2152-3: African-American workers laying railroad ties for spur line into coal-storage space in Washington, D.C. Photographed by H. Liberman, August 31, 1942. Office of War Information. Courtesy of the L... More

Air Raid Protective Service- Guides for the volunteer services, Civilian Defense, WWII (33771804074)

Air Raid Protective Service- Guides for the volunteer services, Civili...

Lot-4308-18: WWII-Civilian Defense Insignia. Shown: Air Raid Protective Service: Guides for the volunteer services. Office of Emergency Management. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. (2017/05/12.

Air Raid Protective Services, Decontamination Squads, Civilian Defense insignia, WWII (34614793765)

Air Raid Protective Services, Decontamination Squads, Civilian Defense...

Lot-4308-5: WWII-Civilian Defense Insignia. Shown: Air Raid Protective Services: Decontamination Squads. Office of Emergency Management. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. (2017/05/12)

Air Raid Protective Services, Medical Corps insignia (34573243026)

Air Raid Protective Services, Medical Corps insignia (34573243026)

Lot-4308-4: WWII-Civilian Defense Insignia. Shown: Air Raid Protective Services: Medical Corps. Office of Emergency Management. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. (2017/05/12)

American railroad men work on firebox and boiler of a big transcontinental U.S. locomotive, WWII (34624747601)

American railroad men work on firebox and boiler of a big transcontine...

Lot-3762-5: U.S. Railroads Engage in All-Out War Effort. American railroad men work on the firebox and boiler of a big transcontinental U.S. locomotive in a western U.S. repair shop. Every piece of available... More

American Red Cross Recreation Unit volunteer carries equipment in a basket, WWII (34756220775)

American Red Cross Recreation Unit volunteer carries equipment in a ba...

Lot-4081-5: WWII-Homefront. A volunteer worker for the American Red Cross Recreation Unit carries equipment in the basket on her arm to teach recreational arts and skills to soldiers hospitalized in the Easte... More

American Red Cross teacher demonstrating pottery making to U.S. soldiers, WWII (34756230005)

American Red Cross teacher demonstrating pottery making to U.S. soldie...

Lot-4081-7: WWII-Homefront. Three American soldiers, returned wounded or battle-weary to the U.S. from the far-flung battlefields of the United Nations, watch a skilled teacher of the American Red Cross Recre... More

American Red Cross volunteer helps hospitalized soldiers in New York make gifts for their families, WWII (34716184696)

American Red Cross volunteer helps hospitalized soldiers in New York m...

Lot-4081-8: WWII-Homefront. A volunteer teacher in the Recreation Unit of the American Red Cross helps two hospitalized soldiers, in the Eastern U.S. State of New York, make gifts for their families at home. ... More

American soldier seeking assistance from volunteer teacher while making purse, WWII (34756210745)

American soldier seeking assistance from volunteer teacher while makin...

Lot-4081-4: WWII-Homefront. An American soldier, recuperating in an Eastern U.S. military hospital, brings the leather purse he is making to the volunteer teacher of the American Red Cross Recreation Unit for... More

American soldier weaves a rug at U.S. military hospital (34756204185)

American soldier weaves a rug at U.S. military hospital (34756204185)

Lot-4081-3: WWII-Homefront. An American soldier, returned to the U.S. from one of the United Nations’ battlefronts, weaves a rug on the loom in the recreation room of an Eastern U.S. military hospital. This ... More

America’s Leaders Discuss War Needs in Radio Program, 1942 (34757926855)

America’s Leaders Discuss War Needs in Radio Program, 1942 (3475792685...

Lot-1945-4: WWII-Homefront. America’s Leaders Discuss War Needs in Radio Program. America’s leaders discuss the Army-Navy Production Awards and the critical needs of war production in a radio program August... More

Auxiliary Motor Mine Sweeper USS YMS-62 shown after completion, April 1942 (27162757980)

Auxiliary Motor Mine Sweeper USS YMS-62 shown after completion, April ...

Lot-1863-5: Homefront, WWII. Jacksonville, Florida, April 1942. YMS 62 shown after completion. After a final few touches, it will be ready to put to sea. Office of War Information/Office of Emergency Mana... More

Benjamin Stephens who operates a pneumatic chipper on ship propellers, 1942 (26923778211)

Benjamin Stephens who operates a pneumatic chipper on ship propellers,...

Lot 2073-7: Manpower: African-American Navy Yard Workers. Benjamin Stephens is one of the many old-timers speeding ship production in an eastern navy yard (Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)... More

Building a 26-foot whaleboat, Shipwright Shop, Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York, circa 1941 (26428347135)

Building a 26-foot whaleboat, Shipwright Shop, Brooklyn Navy Yard, New...

Lot-2066-6: New York (Brooklyn Navy Yard), New York City, New York. Minor Unit For the U.S. Fleet. Building a 26-foot whaleboat in the Shipwright Shop at a Navy Yard. Huge numbers of these craft are under ... More

Chemical warfare exhibit on Defense Train, Washington D.C., November 10, 1941 (34596023782)

Chemical warfare exhibit on Defense Train, Washington D.C., November 1...

Lot-2210-5: Defense Train Exhibit, Washington D.C., November 10, 1941. Shown: Interior view: Chemical Warfare. U.S. Army Signal Corps Photograph. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. (2017/05/19). Ph... More

WWII - Civilian Defense ribbons, WWII (34573240746)

WWII - Civilian Defense ribbons, WWII (34573240746)

Lot-4308-7: WWII-Civilian Defense Insignia. Shown: The first official service bars approved by the U.S. Government for civilian war service. Civilian Defense volunteers may qualify for them when their local ... More

Crane swinging the hull section of a submarine chaser into place, 1942 (21903450222)

Crane swinging the hull section of a submarine chaser into place, 1942...

Lot 9431-7: How to Save Five Weeks in Ship Construction. A crane swings the a hull section for a submarine chaser, possibly the PC-461-class, into place. The ship will be welded together before being righte... More

Crew demonstrating steps to fire anti-aircraft guns in New York City, New York, 1941-1942 (23313070109)

Crew demonstrating steps to fire anti-aircraft guns in New York City, ...

Lot-9435-5: Anti-Aircraft Guns Guard New York City, New York. From roofs of skyscrapers and from hidden nests in parks, anti-aircraft guns poke their barrels skyward in New York City these days to provide a d... More

Daniel Senise standing with American locomotive (307) in Chicago railyard, WWI (33947632023)

Daniel Senise standing with American locomotive (307) in Chicago raily...

Lot-3762-4: U.S. Railroads Engage in All-Out War Effort. This typical American railroad worker is Daniel Senise standing infront of an American locomotive in the railway yards outside Chicago. U.S. railroads... More

David Zimbough operating a lathe to make parts for sweepers, Jacksonville, Florida, 1942 (27162756930)

David Zimbough operating a lathe to make parts for sweepers, Jacksonvi...

Lot-1863-6: Homefront, WWII. Jacksonville, Florida, April 1942. David L. Zimbough, age 70, came out of retirement to operate a lathe to make parts for sweepers. He returned his last social security check, ... More

Defense train exhibit, Washington D.C., November 10, 1941 (33915695634)

Defense train exhibit, Washington D.C., November 10, 1941 (33915695634...

Lot-2210-3: Defense Train Exhibit, Washington D.C., November 10, 1941. Shown: U.S. Army officer visits the Army Air Corps section. U.S. Army Signal Corps Photograph. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. ... More

Defense Train Interior showing Maritime Commission exhibit, 1941 (33949053183)

Defense Train Interior showing Maritime Commission exhibit, 1941 (3394...

Lot-2210-6: Defense Train Exhibit, Washington D.C., November 10, 1941. Shown: Interior view: Maritime Commission. U.S. Army Signal Corps Photograph. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. (2017/05/19). ... More

Deflection board used to correct aim of railroad guns and American Coastal Defense officers, WWII (23313070159)

Deflection board used to correct aim of railroad guns and American Coa...

Lot-9435-6: Correcting Aim of America’s Big Guns. Shown is a deflection board that American Coast Defense officers use to correct the aim of the large 16-inch railroad guns against drift and winds. Each gun ... More

Dr. Margaret Chung, surgeon and physician, who helped men get into the Chinese Air Force, WWII (23126603226)

Dr. Margaret Chung, surgeon and physician, who helped men get into the...

Lot-9437-6: Mother to 465 Boys. Four hundred and sixty five American fliers call Dr. Margaret Chung, a San Francisco surgeon and physician “Mom.” It all started in 1931 when three Americans asked her to hel... More

Elizabeth McDevitt, employed as a brakeman, signaling train crew members, U.S. embarkation port, WWII (34756902465)

Elizabeth McDevitt, employed as a brakeman, signaling train crew membe...

Lot-3762-7: U.S. Railroads Engage in All-Out War Effort. This American woman, Mrs. Elizabeth McDevitt, the mother of four, is employed as a brakeman on a U.S. railroad at an Atlantic Coast embarkation port. ... More

Emory S. Land at Lend-Lease Hearings, February 1943 (34372076230)

Emory S. Land at Lend-Lease Hearings, February 1943 (34372076230)

Lot-1952-4: Lend-Lease Hearings, February 1943. Admiral Emory S. Land, War Shipping Administrator, urges the House Foreign Affairs Committee to support the lend-lease act. The committee reported to the Hous... More

Emory S. Land during WWII Lend-Lease Hearings, War Shipping Administrator (34716899266)

Emory S. Land during WWII Lend-Lease Hearings, War Shipping Administra...

Lot-1952-3: Lend-Lease Hearings, February 1943. Admiral Emory S. Land, War Shipping Administrator, ponders a question of a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the value of the lend lease act to ... More

Factory broadcast equipment, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Norfolk, Virginia, 1941 (26336670702)

Factory broadcast equipment, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Norfolk, Virginia...

Lot-2068-7: Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Norfolk, Virginia. Rhythm in Defense! Music, both popular and classical, news, sports events and other programs are broadcast all day long to the thousands of workers at... More

Ferdinand Smith and Earl Dickerson meeting with Donald Nelson to promote African-American man-power in war production (34626084741)

Ferdinand Smith and Earl Dickerson meeting with Donald Nelson to promo...

Lot-1945-7: WWII-Homefront. Left to right: Ferdinand Smith, national secretary, National Maritime Union. He is from New York; Alderman Earl B Dickerson of Chicago, a member of the President’s Committee on ... More

Finished connecting rods for marine engine, Packard Motor Car Company, 1941 (26578616795)

Finished connecting rods for marine engine, Packard Motor Car Company,...

Lot-2147-4: Packard Motor Car Company, Detroit, Michigan, May 1941. Finished connecting rods ready to be assembled to the crankshaft of a marine engine. Photographed by Alfred T. Palmer, Office of War Infor... More

Four-bladed ship propeller being inspected before installation, Norfolk Navy Yard, WWII (26362834691)

Four-bladed ship propeller being inspected before installation, Norfol...

Lot-2068-6: Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Norfolk, Virginia. Shipbuilding. The push for the Navy is supplied by huge propellers such as these. This four-bladed monster, cast in one place, is being inspected befo... More

Frame of a mine sweeper under construction, stern view, Jacksonville, Florida, 1942 (27162758690)

Frame of a mine sweeper under construction, stern view, Jacksonville, ...

Lot-1863-4: Homefront, WWII. Jacksonville, Florida, April 1942. Stern view of the frame of a mine sweeper under construction. After the sturdy ribs have been planked over and a power plant installed, the h... More

Frank Waldron, receives praise and a Navy “E” for his good work as a brass worker, 1942 (23221327103)

Frank Waldron, receives praise and a Navy “E” for his good work as a b...

Lot-9430-7: Heroes in America’s “Battle of the Factories”. In this war, the man at the lathe is as much a fighter as the man at the gun-breech or the bombsight. For, more than ever in history, it is war of ma... More

Gasoline rationing at filling station on Pennsylvania Turnpike, September 1942 (34211715144)

Gasoline rationing at filling station on Pennsylvania Turnpike, Septem...

Lot-3474-3: WWII-Home Front. A busy filling station on the Pennsylvania Turnpike before gasoline war rationed in the entire United States, September 1942. Office of War Information Collection. (LC-USE6-D-60... More

George Cardy servicing a marine engine, Jacksonville, Florida, April 1942 (27162756570)

George Cardy servicing a marine engine, Jacksonville, Florida, April 1...

Lot-1863-7: Homefront, WWII. Jacksonville, Florida, April 1942. He’s still going strong at 72. George Cardy gave up what he considered a soft job, a watchman on a yacht, to take up his old work of servicin... More

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