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Saturday, March 10, 2012

How Embarrassing

The Daily Mail has an article entitled: "Golden age of glamour: Incredible colour images from 1940s show perfectly made-up women building B-52 bombers for the war effort." Here is the lead photo:


And the lead text:
An incredible selection of colour photographs has shown the US home front at work and at home during Second World War. The images show civilian men and women working side-by-side to produce B-52 bombers in large aviation plants. The images were taken between 1940-1943 by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information, which was a government agency created during World War II to promote patriotism, warn about foreign spies and to recruit women into war work. The shots, from photography archive website Shorpy, are stunning in their detail and lifelike quality, and were shot on Kodachrome film. Although the shots are posed the soldiers and workers were the real thing.
The only problem, of course, is that the B-52 was a jet propelled bomber that was originally designed in the late '40s, with the first one not rolling off the production line until April 1952.



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