inspiration: “we keep them fit to fly”

The Library of Congress has uploaded a substantial set of color images from the 1930s and 40s. Particularly striking to me are these wonderful images of women working at the Douglas Aircraft plant in California in 1942. Taken by Alfred T. Palmer, these images are incredible snapshots of their era. The clothing, the machinery, the colors, the lighting – I wish it were a movie, I’d stop everything I was doing to watch it.


See the whole set of color images from the 1930s-40s on Flickr here.

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