Friday, March 15, 2013



We wrap up Women in the Workforce Week with this picture of a woman working alongside a man on a cockpit of a B-25 Bomber. the picture was taken in 1942 at the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California.

9 comments:

  1. Very nice, at it is the one from yesterday. But I can't believe this outfit is real - coveralls would make much more sense in these types of environments.

    And come to think of it, the models look a bit too spit clean for the toil. Wonder if they aren't professional models?

    But regardless, really nice set of color photos!

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  2. You forget, Claudio, These are California girls of the 40s. That is probably the way they look for all occasions

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  3. Both pics look staged to me. Yes, back then they would wear jewelry while working, but working in the dark? Probably not.

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  4. If you look at the three color photos this week they appear to be done by a pro. My guess would be using Kodachrome slide film in 4 x 5 film. The lighting in today's shot was dramatic. Using a black back drop and the lighting was from the left and from the right to show her and his face and the backs of each. Very well done.

    In fact, Were the 3 color shots done in Kodachrome? Sure look like it to me.
    Mike Ciosek

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  5. A bit more info:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Riverting_team2.jpg

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  6. Looks staged to me as well, but I like it anyway.

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  7. how come the link is missing from the home page? I had to do a google search to find this part of the blog. Is anyone else having that problem?

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  8. Dramatic photo, I agree. Definitely posed with the lighting, but an interesting photo. It has almost a (dare I say?) sensual quality to it.
    -Anne K.

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  9. This is not a B-25! It is a C-47/DC-3. One can tell from the shape of the canopy & windows surrounds the pilots which they are working on. Other than that a great photo.
    Major Lance Carey, USAF

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