World War II

Ready for Takeoff: 1940s

Ready for Takeoff: 1940s

U.S. Navy flagman signals to pilot on airplane ready for takeoff on deck of aircraft carrier. Untitled World War Two Office of War Information photo taken between 1940 and 1946. LOC original medium: film negative.

WW2 Aircraft Production: 1940s

WW2 Aircraft Production: 1940s

African American women working in airplane factory. OWI description with the photo: "The six plane factories of the Douglas Aircraft Company have been termed an industrial melting pot, since men and women of fifty-eight national origins work side by side in pushing Americas's plane output. S. O.

Polished Projectile: 1940s

Polished Projectile: 1940s

African American with artillery shell. Untitled World War Two Army Signal Corps photo taken between 1940 and 1946. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph. LOC original medium: film negative.

Eleanor's Goodwill Tour: 1942

Eleanor's Goodwill Tour: 1942

Eleanor Roosevelt talking with woman machinist during her World War Two goodwill tour of Great Britain, 1942. Photo by Toni Frissell. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

Reach for the Sky: 1943

Reach for the Sky: 1943

From miscellaneous collection of photographs of aircraft production during World War Two. Consolidated Transport and other planes, 1943. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

WW2 Home Workshop Pool: 1942

WW2 Home Workshop Pool: 1942

World War 2 allied war effort photo. From the photograph: "Subcontracting. Passaic home workshop pool. George Carell's seven-year-old son likes to watch his father produce essential war equipment in his Passaic, New Jersey home workshop. Mr.

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