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[Four women composing poetry, possibly as a competition, next to a screen with painting of cranes]

[Three fighting cranes in nest]

Girl

Gantry cranes, Great Lakes Engineering Works

[Large cranes handling finishe steel products: loading railroad cars, Pittsburgh, Pa. Steel Mills]

[Large cranes handling finished steel products: piling steel beams in loading yards, Homestead, Pa. Steel Works]

Great cranes in Miraflores Lock

[Reproduction of illustration: "Garden Coolies"]

Cranes on MILAZZA [i.e. MILAZZO]

Cranes on MILAZZA [i.e. MILAZZO]

Cranes on MILAZZA [i.e. MILAZZO]

Construction of the Haifa harbour. The Haifa harbour. The Athlit quarries. Locomotives and cranes at work

S.S. Nora. View showing 40 ton forward web frame, collision bulkhead and chain locker being put into place by cranes

Pickwick Dam. Cranes and other engineering features are designed with same care as architectural feaatures. This one, in back of generator hall, serves for the transfer of heavy equipment from barges into the assembly and repair space

Chickamauga Dam and powerhouse. Land side entrance to Chickamauga Powerhouse. Visitors and employees enter from the parking space which corresponds to the top level of the generating plant. Once inside, the almost continuous glass wall between the reception room and the generating hall gives the magnificent view of generators deep below. Signs in front are temporary, prohibiting access for the duration of the war. Note gantry cranes at right which operate spillway gates and are also used for the transfer of heavy equipment parts from rail, barge, or truck to the powerhouse

Guntersville Dam and powerhouse. General view of spillway and powerhouse. The latter encloses three units, is intended to extend eventually to a fourth. Note one of two traveling gantry cranes on spillway deck. Main generator hall built in brick because it is in flood-proof portion; downstream bay which houses control equipment in lower stories and offices above is in concrete on account of flood hazard

Guntersville Dam and powerhouse. End of spillway deck at navigation lock. Heavy concrete pilings serve as bumpers for gantry deck cranes. Wing houses lock operating machinery and control room

Pickwick Dam. End of spillway section of dam showing service stair and heavy concrete buttresses, surmounted by light fixtures, which act as bumpers for the great gantry cranes that travel on the spillway deck and operate the gates

Laying of the Iraq Petroleum Company's pipe line across the Plain of Esdraelon, July 1933. Dropping welded pipe into trench. By means of tractor cranes

Construction of Jaffa pier. Cranes at work on the Jaffa docks. Unusual back lighting effect

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Cranes in rice field, Crowley, Louisiana

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Tank manufacture (Chrysler). These are partially completed M-3 tanks, twenty-eight ton steel giants being turned out at the huge Chrysler tank arsenal in Detroit. The camera was directed toward the end of the three main assembly lines. Mass assembly methods developed in automobile manufacture are used. Note overhead cranes for heavy parts

Tank manufacture (Chrysler). These are partially completed M-3 tanks, twenty-eight ton steel giants being turned out at the huge Chrysler tank arsenal in Detroit. The camera was directed toward the end of the three main assembly lines. Mass assembly methods developed in automobile manufacture are used. Note overhead cranes for heavy parts

Tank manufacture (Chrysler). These are partially completed M-3 tanks, twenty-eight ton steel giants being turned out at the huge Chrysler tank arsenal in Detroit. The camera was directed toward the end of the three main assembly lines. Mass assembly methods developed in automobile manufacture are used. Note overhead cranes for heavy parts

Tank manufacture (Chrysler). These are partially completed M-3 tanks, twenty-eight ton steel giants being turned out at the huge Chrysler tank arsenal in Detroit. The camera was directed toward the end of the three main assembly lines. Mass assembly methods developed in automobile manufacture are used. Note overhead cranes for heavy parts

Tank manufacture (Chrysler). These are partially completed M-3 tanks, thirty-eight ton steel giants being turned out at the huge Chrysler tank arsenal in Detroit. The camera was directed toward the end of the three main assembly lines. Mass assembly methods developed on automobile manufacture are used. Note overhead cranes for heavy parts

Tank manufacture (Chrysler). These are partially completed M-3 tanks, twenty-eight ton steel giants being turned out at the huge Chrysler tank arsenal in Detroit. The camera was directed toward the end of the three main assembly lines. Mass assembly methods developed in automobile manufacture are used. Note overhead cranes for heavy parts

Shipbuilding. "Liberty" ships. This maze of rolling cranes, at a large Eastern shipyard is a typical scene in many large shipyards at work on ships for Uncle Sam's Navy and merchant fleet. Stocks of material are piled up for the cranes to take to vessels under construction so there is no delay in production while waiting for sections or materials. All parts are prefabricated in this huge Eastern plant which formerly turned out freight cars. The completed sections are then carried six miles to the ways on flat cars. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards Inc., Baltimore, Maryland

Shipbuilding. "Liberty" ships. This is the midship section of a new member of the Liberty Fleet, nearing completion at a large Eastern shipyard. In the background is a maze of scaffolding and cranes typical of the scene in many large American shipyards as builders work to make Uncle Sam master of the seas

Shipbuilding (Norfolk Navy Yard). This is one of the huge cranes used to transport heavy parts and sections from one part of the yard to another. Cranes such as these take sections from the various structural shops to the buildings ways

Shipbuilding. "Liberty" ships. This maze of rolling cranes, at a large Eastern shipyard is a typical scene in many large shipyards at work on ships for Uncle Sam's Navy and merchant fleet. Stocks of material are piled up for the cranes to take to vessels under construction so there is no delay in production while waiting for sections or materials. All parts are prefabricated in this Eastern plant which formerly turned out freight cars. The completed sections are then carried six miles to the ways on flat cars. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards Inc., Baltimore, Maryland

Shipbuilding (Newport News). In the shadow of the huge building ways. where four cruisers and a battleship for Uncle Sam's growing navy are under construction, lies the ship's plate section. The plates are carried from here to the ways by large overhead cranes

Shipbuilding. "Liberty" ships. A view from the water of the shipways at a large Eastern yard. At the left is seen the old-style superstructure, with tracks for two-way overhead cranes, while at the right, running on ground tracks, are the more modern cranes, designed for hoisting from any angle. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards Inc., Baltimore, Maryland

Shipbuilding (Norfolk Navy Yard). It's lunch time, and thousands of workers are taking their thirty minutes of recreation. To the left are two ships in for minor repairs, while in the background are a pair of huge overhead cranes used to swing heavy parts into position for the various shipbuilding operations

Shipbuilding (Norfolk Navy Yard). This is one of the huge cranes used to transport heavy parts and sections from one part of the yard to another. Cranes such as these take sections from the various structural shops to the buildings ways

Shipbuilding. "Liberty" ships. This is the midship section of a new member of the Liberty Fleet, nearing completion at a large shipyard. In the background is a maze of scaffolding and cranes typical of the scene in many large American shipyards as builders work to make Uncle Sam master of the seas

Shipbuilding (Newport News). In the foreground is the frame section for a new naval vessel under construction. The ways and overhead carriers and cranes are seen in the background

Shipbuilding (Newport News). Huge overhead cranes are used for the placing of heavy parts in the naval ships under construction at these ways. The setting up of the scaffolding and other structures for shipbuilding is in itself a major project

Shipbuilding (Newport News). This railroad spur is used for hauling materials onto the ways, where naval vessels are under construction. Huge overhead cranes are used to put heavy parts in place

Shipbuilding. "Liberty" ships. This is the midship section of a new member of the Liberty Fleet, nearing completion at a large Eastern shipyard. In the background is a maze of scaffolding and cranes typical of the scene in many large American shipyards as builders work to make Uncle Sam master of the seas. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards Inc., Baltimore, Maryland

Newport News, Virginia. A C-3 passenger and cargo boat. The two tall posts in the middle are called "Samson posts" and are used to support derrick arms, cranes, etc, in loading and unloading the ship. They also serve as ventilators, as can be seen from the holes near their tops. The boat being built on the ways here, is of all steel construction, and is about forty percent completed. "C-3" refers to the type of design

Shipbuilding. "Liberty" ships. This maze of rolling cranes, at a large Eastern shipyard is a typical scene in many large shipyards at work on ships for Uncle Sam's Navy and merchant fleet. Stocks of material are piled up for the cranes to take to vessels under construction so there is no delay in production while waiting for sections or materials. All parts are prefabricated in this huge Eastern plant which formerly turned out freight cars. The completed sections are then carried six miles to the ways on flat cars. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards Inc., Baltimore, Maryland

Shipbuilding. "Liberty" ships. This maze of rolling cranes, at a large Eastern shipyard is a typical scene in many large shipyards at work on ships for Uncle Sam's Navy and merchant fleet. Stocks of material are piled up for the cranes to take to vessels under construction so there is no delay in production while waiting for sections or materials. All parts are prefabricated in this huge Eastern plant which formerly turned out freight cars. The completed sections are then carried six miles to the ways on flat cars. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards Inc., Baltimore, Maryland

Shipbuilding. "Liberty" ships. A view from the water of the shipways at a large Eastern yard. At the left is seen the old-style superstructure, with tracks for two-way overhead cranes, while at the right, running on ground tracks, are the more modern cranes, designed for hoisting from any angle. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards Inc., Baltimore, Maryland

Newport News, Virginia. General view of shipyard at Newport News, showing overhead cranes

Shipbuilding. "Liberty" ships. This maze of rolling cranes, at a large Eastern shipyard is a typical scene in many large shipyards at work on ships for Uncle Sam's Navy and merchant fleet. Stocks of material are piled up for the cranes to take to vessels under construction so there is no delay in production while waiting for sections or materials. All parts are prefabricated in this Eastern plant which formerly turned out freight cars. The completed sections are then carried six miles to the ways on flat cars. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards Inc., Baltimore, Maryland

Shipbuilding. "Liberty" ships. This maze of rolling cranes, at a large Eastern shipyard is a typical scene in many large shipyards at work on ships for Uncle Sam's Navy and merchant fleet. Stocks of material are piled up for the cranes to take to vessels under construction so there is no delay in production while waiting for sections or materials. All parts are prefabricated in this huge Eastern plant which formerly turned out freight cars. The completed sections are then carried six miles to the ways on flat cars. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards Inc., Baltimore, Maryland

Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Chrysler Corportation Dodge truck plant. Giant overhead cranes carry bodies for Dodge Army trucks along sections of the vast production lines

Production. Willow Run bomber plant. The outer wing panel of a bomber undergoes assembly in the giant Willow Run plant. When finished, this section will be removed and cranes will install another section in the fixture. Ford plant, Willow Run

Douglas Dam, Tennessee. Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Cement mixing tower and electric cranes

Production. Milling machines and machine castings. Cranes do most of the lifting in the foundry of a large Midwest machine tool plant. Massive chains like this one are needed for handling the heavy flasks and finished castings

Tennessee Valley Authority. Construction of Douglas Dam. A concrete mixer and the cranes that serve it at TVA's new Douglas Dam on the French Broad River. This dam will be 161 feet high and 1,682 feet long, with a 31,600 acre reservoir area extending forty-three 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 kilowatts of continuous power to the TVA system in dry years and almost 170,000 kilowatts in the average year

Conversion. Copper and brass processing. Pickling lengths of copper water tube in a brass and copper mill. After annealing, or softening by heat to reduce brittleness and allow further drawing, tubes are "pickled" in a sulphuric acid solution to remove oxide and scale that result from the anneal. Bundles of the tubes are picked up by electric cranes and transported from the pickle to a rinse bath of water. The tubes are then returned to the drawbench for re-drawing down to smaller diameters. Chase Copper and Brass Company, Euclid, Ohio

Transformer manufacture. These completed power transformers are sent to every part of the country and to almost every country in the Western hemisphere where they are needed in war production factories. These giants supply the power essentials to the production of ships and guns and tanks, as well as all other war essentials. Cranes capable of handling seventy-five tons hoist completed transformers to flatcars. Westinghouse, Sharon, Pennsylvania

Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Chrysler Corporation Dodge truck plant. Heavy side members of Dodge Army trucks and other large parts are quickly handled by overhead cranes

Pearl Harbor bombing. USS Curtiss.Wreckage of Japanese plane, which crashed into one of the cranes, may still be seen on the deck of the U.S. seaplane tender, Curtiss. In addition, the Curtiss was damaged by a bomb explosion on the main deck in the forward part of a hangar. All damage has since been repaired

War production drive. One of the discoveries made by labor-management committees is that posters and streamers are more effective if they are on moving objects. The committee in the Minneapolis plant of the Northern Pump Company keeps effective streamers on the forty-ton cranes

Automobile salvage. When the scrap is sorted, powerful electric cranes load it into freight cars--each type and grade in a separate car. The crane transfers the scrap from the sorted pile to the car in a matter of moments. To conserve railroad car space and time, each car is completely filled before it is shipped

Production. Willow Run bomber plant. The outer wing panel of a bomber undergoes assembly in the giant Willow Run plant. When finished, this section will be removed and cranes will install another section in the fixture. Ford plant, Willow Run

Tennessee Valley Authority. Construction of Douglas Dam. Cranes that serve construction crews at TVA's new Douglas Dam on the French Broad River. This dam will be 161 feet high and 1,682 feet long, with a 31,600 acre reservoir area extending forty-three 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 kilowatts of continuous power to the TVA system in dry years and almost 170,000 kilowatts in the average year

Sheffield, Alabama Reynolds Alloys Company. Rolls of hot aluminum from the ovens are transported by overhead cranes

Tennessee Valley Authority. Construction of Douglas Dam. Cranes serving the construction crews at TVA's new Douglas Dam on the French Broad River. This dam will be 161 feet high and 1,682 feet long, with a 31,600 acre reservoir area extending forty-three 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 kilowatts of continuous power to the TVA system in dry years and almost 170,000 kilowatts in the average year

Tennessee Valley Authority. Construction of Douglas Dam. A concrete mixer and the cranes that serve it at TVA's new Douglas Dam on the French Broad River. This dam will be 161 feet high and 1,682 feet long, with a 31,600 acre reservoir area extending forty-three 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 kilowatts of continuous power to the TVA system in dry years and almost 170,000 kilowatts in the average year

Production. Milling machines and machine castings. This picture shows the general setup on the foundry floor. Notice the overlapping cranes (above and left). Any one of four cranes can come in to pick up full ladles, depending on their size and destination. Location: a large Midwest machine tool foundry

Conversion. Automobile plant. A thirty-eight-and-a-half-ton Bliss Marquette No. 40 1/2-84 press, removed from a building that is being entirely cleared and converted to other war production, is lowered to a flat car for shipment to its new location. There it will form hood sides for 4 x 4 and 6 x 6 army trucks. The large I-beam spans placed through the die opening save dismantling and permit two cranes to share the weight, thus permitting quicker removal. Chevrolet Motor, Detroit, Michigan

Production. Willow Run bomber plant. The outer wing panel of a bomber undergoes assembly in the giant Willow Run plant. When finished, this section will be removed and cranes will install another section in the fixture. Ford plant, Willow Run

Little Rock, Arkansas to Missouri-Arkansas state line. War emergency pipeline from Longview, Texas to Norris City, Illinois. Priming machine rides along pipe suspended by cranes from two caterpillars

Hanna furnaces of the Great Lakes Steel Corporation. Detroit, Michigan. Cranes mounted on railroad track and blast furnaces

Transformer manufacture. These completed power transformers are sent to every part of the country and to almost every country in the Western hemisphere where they are needed in war production factories. These giants supply the power essentials to the production of ships and guns and tanks, as well as all other war essentials. Cranes capable of handling seventy-five tons hoist completed transformers to flatcars. Westinghouse, Sharon, Pennsylvania

Production. Ventura bombers. When these birds of war are full fledged they will be assigned to chores in which Tokyo, Berlin, and Rome will have an active and painful interest. These planes in the jigs of a large Western aircraft plant are Ventura bombers in the making. Overhead cranes move the ships from station to station of the assembly line. Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, California

Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland. The outline of the cranes in the sky at night

Gloucester, Massachusetts. Unloading redfish by motored cranes on a dock

Buffalo, New York. Women have entirely replaced men as chainmen or "hookers" in the finishing department of Republic Steel. "Hookers" place slings and chains around material to be hoisted by cranes so that it can be moved to another section of the plant or loaded onto freight trains

Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland. General view of the cranes and stored lumber

Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland. Cranes in the shipyard

Gloucester, Massachusetts. Unloading redfish by motored cranes on a dock

Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland. Cranes at night

Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland. Tower cranes at the head of the ways

Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland. Railroad cranes at work at night

Topeka, Kansas. Lifting an engine with the eighty-ton cranes at the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad locomotive shops. This locomotive will be carried to another part of the shop to be wheeled

Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland. Cranes lowering the electric motors on the ships

Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland. Cranes at the shipyard

Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland. Cranes lifting various materials

Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland. A general view showing the ship cranes

Elmira Holding and Reconsignment Point, Elmira, New York. Two cranes at warehouse, close up

Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland. Cranes working between shipways

Despite sitting on a picture folder that says the latter, this is a young crane " not an Inca dove " at the Phoenix Zoo in Phoenix, Arizona

Crane meets lizard at the Phoenix Zoo in Phoenix, Arizona

General Dynamics Corporation Shipyard, McMyler Crane, 97 East Howard Street, Quincy, Norfolk County, MA

The Boeing Company, 7755 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, King County, WA

The Boeing Company, 7755 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, King County, WA

General Dynamics Corporation Shipyard, McMyler Crane, 97 East Howard Street, Quincy, Norfolk County, MA

General Dynamics Corporation Shipyard, McMyler Crane, 97 East Howard Street, Quincy, Norfolk County, MA

The Boeing Company, 7755 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, King County, WA

The Boeing Company, 7755 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, King County, WA

General Dynamics Corporation Shipyard, McMyler Crane, 97 East Howard Street, Quincy, Norfolk County, MA

The Boeing Company, 7755 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, King County, WA

General Dynamics Corporation Shipyard, McMyler Crane, 97 East Howard Street, Quincy, Norfolk County, MA

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