War Images Not Included in World War II: The American Home Front in Color (The Atlantic)

The Atlantic has a great selection of color photos of the United States during World War II. The photos were shot by Alfred Palmer and Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information – an agency created by Franklin Roosevelt. The Office of War Information which existed from June 1942 to September 1945 “coordinated the release of war news for domestic use, and, using posters and radio broadcasts, worked to promote patriotism, warned about foreign spies and attempted to recruit women into war work. The office also established an overseas branch which launched a large scale information and propaganda campaign abroad.”(Office of War Information at Wikipedia)

Here are some photos I enjoyed  from The Library of Congress Collection not in The Atlantic edit:

J.D. Estes at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. August 1942. Howard Hollem/OWI/LOC
Electric phosphate smelting furnace used to make elemental phosphorus in a TVA chemical plant in the vicinity of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. June 1942. Alfred Palmer/OWI/LOC
Manufacture of self-sealing gas tanks, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio. December 1941. Alfred Palmer/OWI/LOC
M-3 tank and crew using small arms, Ft. Knox, Ky. June 1942. Alfred Palmer/OWI/LOC
Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, C. & N.W. R.R., Clinton, Iowa. April 1943. Jack Delano/OWI/LOC
A carpenter at the TVA's new Douglas dam on the French Broad River, Tenn. This dam will be 161 feet high and 1,682 feet ong, with a 31,600-acre reservoir area extending 43 miles upstream. With a useful storage capacity of approximately 1,330,000 acre-feet, this reservoir will make possible the addition of nearly 100,000 kw. of continuous power to the TVA system in dry years and almost 170,000 kw. in the average year. June 1942. Alfred T. Palmer/OWI/LOC
Students at Washington High School at class, training for specific contributions to the war effort, Los Angeles, Calif. September 1942. Alfred T. Palmer/OWI/LOC
Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee. February 1943. Alfred T Palmer/OWI/LOC
Lucile Mazurek, age 29, ex-housewife, husband going into the service. Working on black-out lamps to be used on the gasoline trailers in the Air Force, Heil and Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. February 1943. Howard Hollem/OWI/LOC
Camouflage class in New York University, where men and women are preparing for jobs in the Army or in industry, New York, N.Y. They make models from aerial photographs, re-photograph them, then work out a camouflage scheme and make a final photograph. March 1943. Marjory Collins/OWI/LOC
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