Skilled Hands: 1942

Skilled Hands: 1942

World War Two toy factory conversion. From LOC: "The hands of Lucille Ciecko, worker in a New England plant, tells the story of conversion in its simpler aspects. Lucille used to drill casings for toy locomotives. Here she is changing the drill on her press, about to begin the more vital work of today - drilling holes for wires in parachute flare casings. Not all conversion is as simple as this, but thousands of machines used in our peacetime industrial program are now being retooled and changed over to war work. A. C. Gilbert Company, New Haven, Connecticut." 1942 photo by Howard R. Hollem for Office for Emergency Management. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. Historical photographs provided by LOC. Original Medium: nitrate negative.