Woman workers inspect a partly inflated barrage balloon in New Bedford, Massachusetts on May 11, 1943. Each part of the balloon must be stamped by the worker who does the particular job, also by the work inspector of the division, and finally by the “G” inspector, who gives final approval.
Women Workers in New Bedford
- WAVES in a low pressure chamber, 1943 — WAVES on duty at NAS [Naval Air Station], Jacksonville, Florida on October 14, 1943. They are seen in the low pressure chamber at the main dispensary during a special run. The altitude is 18,000 feet to 30,000 feet. Share the History Love... [...]
- Farmerettes pack peaches, 1917 — Farmerettes pack peaches on a Virginia fruit farm on August 1, 1917. Share the History Love... [...]
- “Baker” test during Operation Crossroads, 1946 — The “Baker” explosion, part of Operation Crossroads, was a nuclear weapon test by the United States military at Bikini Atoll, Micronesia, on July 25, 1946. Photo above was taken from a tower on Bikini Island, 3.5 miles away. The wider, exterior cloud is actually just a condensation cloud caused by the Wilson chamber effect, and was [...]
- Vash Gon – Jicarilla Apache — Edward S. Curtis, a professional photographer in Seattle, devoted his life to documenting what was perceived to be a vanishing race. His monumental publication The North American Indian presented to the public an extensive ethnographical study of numerous tribes, and his photographs remain memorable icons of the American Indian. This portrait (taken between 1907-1930) is of [...]
- Barber shop in the Tule Lake Relocation Center, 1942-1943 — Women pose outside the barber shop in the Tule Lake Relocation Center, in Newell, California. Photo taken in 1942 or 1943. Share the History Love... [...]