World War II

Making Tracks: 1941

Making Tracks: 1941

Tracks for scout cars and other Army vehicles go through a curing process in an Ohio tire plant. The hydraulic press in which this important operation is performed assures uniform cure under automatically regulated temperature. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio. Photograph taken December, 1941. Alfred T. Palmer photographer. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Red Cross Food Wagon: 1940

Red Cross Food Wagon: 1940

Original photo is untitled. Photograph of military men and mechanics being fed by 3 Red Cross women. Food wagon says "American Red Cross District of Columbia Chapter". Part of a military plane in the foreground. Photograph taken between between 1940 and 1946. LOC original medium: film negative.

Groovy Job: 1941

Groovy Job: 1941

Tracks for Army vehicles, fresh from the curing press of a large Ohio tire plant. Grooves are buffed on the ends of the track section. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio. 1941 photo by Alfred Palmer for Office of Emergency Management. Original medium at LOC: nitrate negative.

Wings of War: Early 1940s

Wings of War: Early 1940s

Assembly line production of aircraft. Photo for Office of War Information, 1940-1944. Original medium at LOC: Agfa safety film.

School Recess, Manzanar Relocation Center: 1943

School Recess, Manzanar Relocation Center: 1943

High school recess period, Manzanar Relocation Center, California. Photograph by Ansel Adams, 1943. Original medium: gelatin silver print.

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