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skipperbob
02-22-2012, 01:14 AM
Some of these I have seen before but many are new to me. Amazing quality.


http://pavel-kosenko.livejournal.com/303194.html?thread=22669914

Toddy1
02-22-2012, 01:16 AM
Thanks for sharing mate they are awesome

click
02-22-2012, 01:18 AM
Great shots!

O_O
02-22-2012, 01:23 AM
These are awesome, thanks. Love looking at old color photos.

Erikas
02-22-2012, 04:20 AM
Very nice, Thank you very much.

Raspu
02-22-2012, 04:33 AM
There's some more at Shorpys http://www.shorpy.com/world-war-2-photos-wwii


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Erikas
02-22-2012, 04:46 AM
Raspu, these are great as well, thanks for that.

Erikas
02-22-2012, 04:58 AM
Seeing all those B-25's on the line, it is hard to imagine what fierce combat many of those would be involved in over the various theaters further in their life. A photo like that is almost serene.

picanha the second
02-22-2012, 07:15 AM
Excellent razor sharp pictures! Thanks for finding!

I believe having seen the last picture of the family in their dugout home in another series of pictures about life in the US in the 40s.

nougabol
02-22-2012, 02:20 PM
Seeing these pictures makes you realize that nothing can stop a true economic giant in times of pre-nuclear war...
Always makes me remember those words a Japanese admiral ? mentioned after the attack on Pearl Harbor, " We have awoken a sleeping giant " or someting alike.

wotsnext
02-22-2012, 02:30 PM
Amazing shots, Thanks.

kimujnr
02-22-2012, 02:43 PM
These are just astounding photos. I know very little about PS, how do you determine what colors the shirts and ribbons are from black and white copies?

bd popeye
02-22-2012, 04:04 PM
These are just astounding photos. I know very little about PS, how do you determine what colors the shirts and ribbons are from black and white copies?

I don't know but those photos have not been colorized. they appear to me to be original. I have seen them some years ago in a library book..

Kaplanr
02-22-2012, 04:10 PM
But on the other hand, we'd already gone through the "A" team in infantry in the ETO, and were reclassifying men in order to beef up the front lines.


Seeing these pictures makes you realize that nothing can stop a true economic giant in times of pre-nuclear war...
Always makes me remember those words a Japanese admiral ? mentioned after the attack on Pearl Harbor, " We have awoken a sleeping giant " or someting alike.

Clear_blues
02-22-2012, 04:12 PM
amazing quality

Noons86.
02-22-2012, 04:14 PM
Perfect quality photos. It really cuts out the distance between then and now, makes it more real.

Kunal Biswas
02-22-2012, 04:34 PM
Time machine comes to mind..

Very nice photos, thanks for sharing..

sanjay
02-22-2012, 05:42 PM
Does anyone have any photographs and information on AAC/AAF CONUS air defences during the course of the war ? I mean for the defence of US cities what fighters, radars and AAA was available over the course of the war (I can't think the US would leave themselves completely undefended even in 1944-45).

bd popeye
08-04-2012, 05:05 PM
Some of the full size links are 2400 x 1800

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd324/bdpopeye/Firefox/SHORPY_1a35281u.jpg


July 1942. "Production. B-25 bombers. Mounting a 1700-horsepower Wright Whirlwind engine to the firewall of a B-25 bomber. Fairfax bomber plant, Kansas City." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer. View full size. (http://www.shorpy.com/node/13361?size=_original#caption)

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd324/bdpopeye/Firefox/SHORPY_1a34583u.jpg


March 1943. "Camouflage class at New York University, where men and women are preparing for jobs in the Army or in industry. This model has been camouflaged and photographed. The girl is correcting oversights detected in the camouflaging of a model defense plant." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size. (http://www.shorpy.com/node/13293?size=_original#caption)

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd324/bdpopeye/Firefox/SHORPY_1a35064u.jpg


December 1941. Akron, Ohio. "Manufacture of self-sealing gas tanks, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co." A patriotic ensemble of red, white and blue. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information. View full size. (http://www.shorpy.com/node/13041?size=_original#caption)

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd324/bdpopeye/Firefox/SHORPY_1a34798u-1.jpg


April 1943. "Chicago & North Western R.R. -- Mrs. Dorothy Lucke, employed as a wiper at the roundhouse in Clinton, Iowa." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size. (http://www.shorpy.com/node/12965?size=_original)

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd324/bdpopeye/Firefox/SHORPY_1a35065u.jpg


December 1941. "Electronics technician, Goodyear Aircraft Corp., Akron, Ohio." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, OWI. View full size. (http://www.shorpy.com/node/12856?size=_original#caption)

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd324/bdpopeye/Firefox/SHORPY_1a35202u.jpg


June 1942. "Crewman of an M-3 tank, Fort Knox, Kentucky." Or could it be Fort Dix? Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the OWI. View full size. (http://www.shorpy.com/node/12847?size=_original#caption)

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd324/bdpopeye/Firefox/SHORPY_1a35352u.jpg


October 1942. "Douglas Aircraft plant at Long Beach, California. An A-20 bomber being riveted by a woman worker." (With, yes, a power drill.) 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information. View full size. (http://www.shorpy.com/node/12742?size=_original#caption)

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd324/bdpopeye/Firefox/SHORPY_1a34875u.jpg


August 1942. "Formerly a sociology major at the University of Southern California, Mrs. Eloise J. Ellis (left) now "keeps 'em flyin'" at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. She is a supervisor under civil service in the Assembly and Repair Department. It is her job to maintain morale among the women by helping them solve housing and other personal problems. With her is Jo Ann Whittington, an NYA trainee at the plant." Large format Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information. View full size. (http://www.shorpy.com/node/12269?size=_original#caption)

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd324/bdpopeye/Firefox/SHORPY_1a35383u.jpg


August 1942. Manchester, Connecticut. "The utmost precision is required of these operators who are cutting and drilling parachute packs in an Eastern factory. Their work is under constant close supervision. Pioneer Parachute Company." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by William M. Rittase, OWI. View full size. (http://www.shorpy.com/node/11306?size=_original#caption)

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd324/bdpopeye/Firefox/SHORPY_1a35320u.jpg


October 1942. Inglewood, California. "Employees at North American Aviation, Incorporated, assembling the cowling on Allison motors for the P-51 'Mustang' fighter planes." 4x5 inch Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size. (http://www.shorpy.com/node/11296?size=_original#caption)

Tosco
08-05-2012, 10:47 AM
impressive image quality

thx for sharing

Dave76
08-05-2012, 11:35 AM
^ These are from the Library of Congress, all of the 1,615 color photos, which were taken by the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) between 1939 and 1944, can be found here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/sets/72157603671370361/

bd popeye
08-07-2012, 10:43 AM
^ These are from the Library of Congress, all of the 1,615 color photos, which were taken by the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) between 1939 and 1944, can be found here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/sets/72157603671370361/

Thanks Dave76.. I'll be sure to check it out!