History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

10 June, 2011

The War Effort

 Another series of photographs showing the men and especially woman of the home front hard at work during World War Two. A bit posed for photographical purposes, sure, but the people,  their jobs, and their conviction are very real. (The first series is here).

From the endlessly amazing Library of Congress archives.

A mechanic at work on a motor. Source

Painting insignia on a plane. Source

A hydraulic mechanic greasing landing gear. Source

On a lunch break at an aircraft plant. Source

A sailor mechanic refueling a plane. Source

Riveting. Source

At work-- riveting, I think. Source

Wing brace assembly for a B-25. Source

Checking electrical assemblies. Source

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