Rosie and Friends

Found this very cool Library of Congress archive of WWII-era photos. This archive contains WPA black-and-white and color photographs. The black-and-white photos seem to be more iconic, but the color photos were much richer than I had imagined. Here is a nice photo of three women assembling a B-17 bomber (one of my all-time favorite airplanes, as it evokes the kind of nostalgic camaraderie that this photo exemplifies).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Too bad contemporary culture wants to erase women from the community. This image of women in the workplace harkens to both class and gender solidarity that we need again today.