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Aluminum collection. A store window display in New York, New York, promoting the National Defense Aluminum Collection (July 21-29, 1941). This collection was conducted by the Office of Civilian Defense and some of the aluminum obtained will be for use in industries producing for national defense. Much of the lower grade aluminum collected which cannot be used directly for this purpose will be used to replace new aluminum in the manufacture of consumer goods, and hence release this new aluminum for use in defense production Library of Congress/NACO
Civilian defense uniforms. Hospital assistant. White stripe on red. Insignia white triangle on blue circle Library of Congress/NACO
Civilian defense uniforms. Office indoor staff. This girl wears the staff insignia Library of Congress/NACO
Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. Waste materials from heaps such as these are a rich source of scrap materials for conversion into vitally needed defense material. Efforts are now being made to collect all such materials to alleviate threatened shortages (U.S. Route 1, Baltimore-Washington Highway, August 1941) Library of Congress/NACO
Conversion. Safe and lock company. Assembling the weapons of democracy. In a factory which formerly manufactured safes and locks, today thirty-seven-millimeter guns and gun mounts are coming off the assembly line. York Safe and Lock Company, York, Pennsylvania Library of Congress/NACO
D.S. Kimball, chairman of the Tools and Equipment Group, Division of Priorities, Office of Production Management (OPM). Office for Emergency Management (OEM) Library of Congress/NACO
David Kaufman and Sons. Elizabeth, New Jersey Library of Congress/NACO
Defense housing, Erie, Pennsylvania. All walls and ceilings are finished off with a good grade lime plaster. This typifies the permanent character of this defense housing construction. In this operation onlt time-honored hand craftmanship can give high quality results. Teamwork and practiced efficiency however, speed up the process Library of Congress/NACO
Defense housing, Erie, Pennsylvania. The entire framework, including sections for doors and windows, is fabricated horizontally. The crew working here will later move to another site and repeat the procedure. This circulation of crews who are experienced in one type of construction adds to the speed with which defense homes are being built. Two crews of forty men each are used to raise the stud frames of a four-unit defense home. On the project shown here, one crew started the framework at 8:30am, fabricating it horizontally, and finished it at noon. The other crew moved in shortly after, erected the stud frame, ends, and floor joists, and finished the entire framework by 4:30pm the same day Library of Congress/NACO
Donald M. Nelson, Chairman, War Production Board Library of Congress/NACO
Dr. Bair. Philosopher and scientist backs war production drive with his labor. Dr. Bair, former college professor and holder of eleven degrees, heads the war production drive as a sub-contractor. He saws steel bullets to required sizes on power saws Library of Congress/NACO
Fitchburg, Massachusetts Library of Congress/NACO
Fort Benning. Armored forces personnel. Soldier of the armored forces. After he has completed his training at Fort Benning, Georgia, he'll know a lot of new ways to put the heat on the Axis Library of Congress/NACO
Fort Benning. Parachute troops. Ready to make port. A student paratrooper at Fort Benning, Georgia who bailed out of a plane a few minutes ago is about ready to take the ground and perform the little chore of getting his chute under control Library of Congress/NACO
Fort Benning. Tommy gunners, armored forces. The tank soldier finds many chores for the Thompson sub-machine gun, familiarly known as the Tommy gun Library of Congress/NACO
Fort Story coast defense. It's his job to fight, ours to keep him supplied with the weapons of war Library of Congress/NACO
Goldberg Iron and Metal Company Library of Congress/NACO
Harriet Elliott, Associate Administrator in Charge of the Consumer Division, Office of Price Administration (OPA) Library of Congress/NACO
The Herbster family gets well-balanced meals. Mrs. Herbster plans to give the children milk; leafy, green or yellow vegetables; raw fruits or vegetables rich in Vitamin C; cereals and bread, lean meat, poultry, fish and other vital foods which build and repair the body, give energy for work and play Library of Congress/NACO
Insignia of Air Raid Protective Services Library of Congress/NACO
Lewis C. Upton, chief, Consumers' Durable Goods Branch, WPB (War Production Board) Library of Congress/NACO
M. Silver and Sons Library of Congress/NACO
Mary K. Browne, Deputy Director in Charge of Physical Fitness, Office of Civilian Defense Library of Congress/NACO
McNutt registers for draft. Paul V. McNutt, (FSA) Federal Security Administrator and recently-appointed chairman of the Manpower Commission, registers under the Selective Service Act at the Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, D.C., April 25. Assisting him is Dr. William A. Killgore, draft registrar Library of Congress/NACO
Mitchell Field. An airdrome tractor and its capable crew have no difficulty moving the largest aircraft Library of Congress/NACO
Mitchell Field. An American knight of the air mans the upper gun of one of our new bombers. He, his gun and his plane are typical of the personnel and equipment that have gained world respect for the American Air Force Library of Congress/NACO
Mitchell Field. Eagle ready for battle. An American pursuit pilot in combat gear is all set to climb into his plane. His flying equipment includes a combined oxygen mask and throat-type microphone, headphones, parachute and Mae West life jacket Library of Congress/NACO
Mitchell Field. "Plumbing system" of a fighting plane. The rear end of an air-cooled aviation engine with cowling removed, showing fuel lines, ignition leads, instrument leads and other intimate portions of the anatomy of a mighty flying power plant Library of Congress/NACO
Morris L. Cooke, Technical Consultant to Mr. Sidney Hillman and Chairman of the Shipbuilding Stabilization Committee Library of Congress/NACO
Mr. Edward A. Locke Library of Congress/NACO
Mr. F. W. Gardener Library of Congress/NACO
Mr. H. F. Wierum Library of Congress/NACO
Mr. Maury Maverick, Chief, State and Local Government Requirements Branch, Division of Civilian Supply, Office of Production Management (OPM) Library of Congress/NACO
Mr. V. Kahler Library of Congress/NACO
Mrs. Catherine Herbster budgets herself carefully. She buys those vegetables and food which are plentiful and cheap. She must see that her family of growing children get the right foods to make them strong and healthy Library of Congress/NACO
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in the latter's office in Washington on the occasion of Mrs. Roosevelt's being sworn in as Mayor La Guardia's assistant in the Office of Civilian Defense. Mrs. Roosevelt's title is Assistant Director of the Office of Civilian Defense. The ceremony took place on the morning of September 29 Library of Congress/NACO
The National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel. The National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel (under the joint administration of the Civil Service Commission and the National Resources Planning Board) employs this horizontal sorting machine as an aid in the exacting task of picking just the right combination of specifications. This machine selects from the prepared index cards the men who have the required specifications such as a definite specialization in one of the engineering fields, familiarity with certain languages, locations, marital status, ethnicity, age group, extent of education, etc. Library of Congress/NACO
New Army helmet. Corporal French L. Vineyard, Company M, 12th Infantry. Wearing combat pack, uniform, and old "basin type" helmet. Arlington Cantonment, Arlington, Virginia Library of Congress/NACO
OEM exhibit panel. Office of Emergency Management exhibit panel on display at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., November 1941. The panel was designed by Jean Carlu and executed by the Division of Information, OEM. One side depicted in a photo-montage, "The Four Freedoms." The other side described pictorially our "Arsenal of Democracy" Library of Congress/NACO
Oil. Here is part of the huge McKean cracking unit of the Quaker State Refining Company, Bradford, Pennsylvania. This plant is working at full capacity to produce oil for the military machines fighting to preserve democracy Library of Congress/NACO
Parris Island. Marine Corps. "And we're proud to bear the title of U.S. Marines." Your true leatherneck, adept at every specialized branch of modern warfare, is just plain soldier at the core. These marines, finishing training at Parris Island, uphold the soldierly traditions of the nation's finest corps Library of Congress/NACO
Parris Island. Marine Corps barrage balloons. Up she goes. A barrage balloon takes to the air under the capable handling of a Marine Corps ground crew at Parris Island, South Carolina. Special marine units assigned to the work have made the balloon barrage an effective method of preventing enemy air attacks on important locations Library of Congress/NACO
Parris Island. Marine Corps gliders. Glad he's on our side, not theirs. This lieutenant of the Marine Corps, studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, South Carolina, may some day land in battle dress on the outskirts of Berlin or Tokyo or on the heel of Italy's boot Library of Congress/NACO
Parris Island. Marine Corps gliders. Leave it to the Marines to make the best of all the new fighting tools. Gyrene glider pilots in training at Page Field, Parris Island, South Carolina take a six-week course during which each student must complete 1000 successful takeoffs and landings. The plane is towing the three gliders Library of Congress/NACO
Paul A. Porter Library of Congress/NACO
Plant construction. Denver ordnance plant, Denver, Colorado. Setting up forms and steel rod reinforcing for one of the poured concrete buildings at the Denver ordnance plant which will produce small arms ammunition. Other buildings are of steel girder and brick construction Library of Congress/NACO
Power for defense. Rolling an aluminum ingot at Alcoa, Tennessee. Increasing quantities of aluminum are rushed for the nation's rearmament in the air Library of Congress/NACO
Priorities unemployment. New skills, new opportunities. The U.S. employment office advised John Jones to enroll in a defense training course in his own community. There were vocational courses in local schools to choose from or opportunites for training right on the job through the Office of Production Management's (OPM) training within industry program. Training within industry has been installed in nearly 2000 defense plants employing over 2,000,000 workers Library of Congress/NACO
Priorities unemployment. No more money. John Jones, silk worker, is a victim of "priorities unemployment." It might have been James Smith, rubber worker. It might have been anybody. The "priorities unemployment" is part of a process of changing over, of retooling. And it's a temporary part, in most cases. Defense industries are expanding. In the long run, the defense program will make more jobs than it will break. It has already created 4,000,000 new jobs and there will be 2,500,000 more by April 1942. Production skills are needed for defense, John Jones'skills, James Smith's skills. How does "man meet job?" Library of Congress/NACO
Production. Milling machines and machine castings. With the most modern equipment and surroundings, the company dentist of a large Midwest machine tool plant gives free dental services and advice to all employees. A dental hygienist assists him in check-up of the employees' teeth Library of Congress/NACO
Production. Pipe fittings. Beveling a large pipe elbow to prepare it for butt welding. Elbows like this, for use in Army equipment, are made by bending straight pipe in a large Midwest plant. Tube Turn Incorporated Library of Congress/NACO
Production. Veneer for aircraft and other war essentials. Veneer for combat planes. In the "half-round method," a half log, after being heated in water to the proper temperature, is bolted on a stay log and revolved against a stationary knife. The sheets, as they fall from the knife, are stacked in proper sequence just as they were in the log. Louisville, Kentucky Library of Congress/NACO
Production. Wagon wheels. Revival of a dying art. Fitting the steel tire to the wagon wheel assembly in the plant of a Southern wagon company which is experiencing a business boom because of the rubber shortage Library of Congress/NACO
Ray Miller, chief of Foreign Trade Section, Agricultural Division Library of Congress/NACO
Robert L. Hallett, Consultant on Tin, Metals and Minerals Section, Office of Production Management (OPM). Chief Chemist of National Lead Company Library of Congress/NACO
Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone Library of Congress/NACO
Safety. Hindering war production. The driver fell asleep and, in the process, ruined a good truck, delayed an important lumber shipment, created a dangerous situation on the highway, and nearly cost a number of lives. Such accidents seriously hinder war production Library of Congress/NACO
Samuel H. Sabin, executive assistant and legal adviser, Agricultural Division Library of Congress/NACO
Scene from the motion picture "Power for Defense." Manufacture of Army uniform coats at the Goodall Manufacturing plant, Knoxville, Tennessee Library of Congress/NACO
Self-sealing fuel tanks. The heavy paper building forms for bullet-sealing tanks must be covered with cloth. Women are doing a large portion of the work in turning out these tanks. Goodrich Library of Congress/NACO
Shenandoah Valley. Braden and Van Fossen Works,a flourishing shop outside of Staunton, which does such heavy work as machining different rock crusher shafts Library of Congress/NACO
Shenandoah Valley. Paul Fletcher's tiny factory in Harrisburg, which turns out fifteen bottle washing machines a year, selling at thirty-five hundred dollars a piece. This was an invention of Mr. Fletcher's under the spur of necessity Library of Congress/NACO
Shipbuilding (Newport News). This worker is touching up one of the huge condensers for a U.S. Navy destroyer under construction Library of Congress/NACO
Shipbuilding (Newport News). Thousands of tons of lumber and steel are used in the construction of these ways, where American mechanical genius is employed in the production of ships for our new two-ocean navy Library of Congress/NACO
Shipbuilding (Norfolk Navy Yard). These are some of the 26,000 men whose hands are fashioning powerful new additions to Uncle Sam's rapidly expanding naval forces. A few miles away at the yards of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, other thousands are also coming off their shifts. This scene is typical of dozens of shipyards throughout the nation. Shipyard workers have a lot to smile about, for invariably they have done their work so well and efficiently that production is ahead of schedule Library of Congress/NACO
Simplification of men's cothing. Complying with the War Production Board (WPB) restrictions on use of materials for clothing, this tailor is measuring and cutting men's trousers as though such a thing as a cuff never existed. Cuffs are out -- for the duration. The clippings are collected by the Red Cross for reprocessing Library of Congress/NACO
Symanski Brothers. Troy, New York Library of Congress/NACO
Tank manufacture (Chrysler). These are partially completed M-3 tanks, twenty-eight ton steel giants being turned out at the huge Chrysler tank arsenal in Detroit. The camera was directed toward the end of the three main assembly lines. Mass assembly methods developed in automobile manufacture are used. Note overhead cranes for heavy parts Library of Congress/NACO
Thelma McKelvey Library of Congress/NACO
Throwing liners to be used in making medical department coffee cups. Shenango Pottery Works, Newcastle, Pennsylvania Library of Congress/NACO
Transformer manufacture. Forming the heart of the giant transformers which manufacture power for America's war production plants, these spools of copper wire are lifted by a crane, guided into place by a worker. Westinghouse, Sharon, Pennsylvania Library of Congress/NACO
Typical of the millions of American families whose wage-earners have found real jobs for real wages for the first time in many years are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thomas Herbster of Elizabeth, New Jersey. Mr. Herbster says "It feels good to be back at a steady job after CWA, Works Project Administration (WPA) and other odds and ends Library of Congress/NACO
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L.W. Smith, assistant consultant, Lumber and Timber Products Unit Library of Congress/NACO
War Production Board Sugar Policy Committee. This shows the first meeting of the newly formed War Production Board Sugar Policy Committee. The committee consists of representatives of light government agencies concerned with the sugar problem. The committee was formed to exchange information and to recommend and formulate programs for the correlation of the activities of the various agencies concerned with the sugar problem. A. E. Bowman, Chief of the War Production Board Sugar Section is Committee Chairman. He is seated in the center. Other members are from left to right: Philip Nichols, War Production Board attorney, who is secretary of the Committee; J. E. Brunner, War Shipping Administration; F. H. Rawls, U.S. Department of Commerce; J. H. Westing, Office of Price Administration (OPA); S. H. Sabin, Defense Supplies Corp.; Guy J. Swope, Department of the Interior; L. Duggan, State Department; and Dr. Joshua Bernhardt, Department of Agriculture Library of Congress/NACO
Waste paper. Outdated telephone directories are a good source of the paper packing so badly needed today for shipment of defense and lend-lease goods. This pile of directories is in the stock room of a Philadelphia paper mill, which will make pasteboard packing out of it Library of Congress/NACO
William H. Davis, Chairman, National Defense Mediation Board Library of Congress/NACO
William Jay Hoff, Attorney in Office of the General Counsel, Production Division; ex-assistant, Corporation Counsel, New York City Library of Congress/NACO
William R. Tracey, chief, Farm Machinery and Equipment Branch, WPB (War Production Board) Library of Congress/NACO

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