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Map of Philadelphia County : constructed by virtue of an act of the Legislature of Pennsylvania passed 19th March 1816 /

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Liberty Bell

Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Workmen in a coal yard near the South Street bridge

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. File of oil drums near Grays Ferry Road

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Workmen in a coal yard near the South Street bridge

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pile of oil drums near Grays Ferry Road

Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Pile of oil drums near Grays Ferry Road

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A "museum" of freaks and curiousities on South Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A house on South Street being demolished

Philadelphia (vicinity), Pennsylvania. Ruins of an unidentified building, perhaps in nearby Montgomery County

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cars parked in outdoor lot in industrial section

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Detail of city hall

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Barber shop at 19th and Bainbridge Streets

Manayunk, Pennsylvania. This town is built on a steep slope of the Schuylkill riverbank. Stairways at frequent intervals provide vertical shortcuts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Window of a medical supply house near Market and Twenty-third Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Monumental figure at the entrance to Memorial Hall in Fairmont Park. These figures were cast for the opera house in Vienna

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Election sign on South Broad Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Grandstand of a baseball park at Girard Avenue and Parkside Avenue. This field is used principally by the Negro League

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Window of a small store in West Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Business window on South Broad Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kitchen utensils drying

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Abandoned delivery wagon

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Reading Railroad tracks with an abandoned brewery in the background

Manayunk, Pennsylvania. Workman at an automobile junkyard on Ridge Avenue

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Back yard of an abandoned house at 20th and Arch Streets

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wheelhouse of an abandoned ship near the city dump used as an occupied shack

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Christmas tree over the door of a bar on Market Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. South Fifth Street

Manayunk, Pennsylvania. Part of an automobile junk yard on Ridge Avenue

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Grandstand of a baseball park at Girard Avenue and Parkside Avenue. This field is used principally by the Negro League

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Abandoned house in West Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Family on a Sunday afternoon walking past an abandoned factory

Manayunk, Pennsylvania. Workmen in an automobile junk yard on Ridge Avenue

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Newsstand on South Broad Street

Manayunk, Pennsylvania. Back yards on a hillside

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Window of a chain grocery store on Market Street in West Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Downtown buildings near Walnut and Broad Streets, looking east

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A rebuilt jalopy parked on Pine Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Grave stone sculptor and dealer on Pine Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Buildings on Race Street being demolished

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Downtown buildings looking east over Walnut and 15th Streets

Waste paper. Outdated telephone directories are a good source of the paper packing so badly needed today for shipment of defense and lend-lease goods. This pile of directories is in the stock room of a Philadelphia paper mill, which will make pasteboard packing out of it

Waste paper. For defense use, this pile of waste paper is being delivered by a dealer to a large Philadelphia paper mill. There it will be chopped up and combined with water, then pressed into pasteboard packing so vitally needed for shipment of defense and lend-lease goods

Waste paper. Outdated telephone directories are a good source of the paper packing so badly needed today for shipment of defense and lend-lease goods. This pile of directories is in the stock room of a Philadelphia paper mill, which will make pasteboard packing out of it

Waste paper. Outdated telephone directories are a good source of the paper packing so badly needed today for shipment of defense and lend-lease goods. This pile of directories is in the stock room of a Philadelphia paper mill, which will make pasteboard packing out of it

Row houses. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Row houses. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Frankford Arsenal. Turning shell parts on a turret lathe

Frankford Arsenal. Weighing shells during process of inspection

Row houses under construction. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Row houses. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Row houses. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Row houses. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Row houses. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Row houses. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Row houses. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Row houses under construction. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Row houses. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Row houses. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

One gun spits 166 of these an hour. 75 mm shells stand as semi-finished ammunition in a large eastern arsenal, which is working at top capacity

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Swedish-American executive at the SKF roller bearing factory

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Swedish-American foreman (left) at the SKF roller bearing factory

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Swedish-American vice president of the SKF roller bearing factory and engineer looking over a blueprint

Women at war (Mrs. Smuda). "Dear Mom...." A letter from her youngest son, far away at camp, highlights the day for war worker Eva Smuda. Like son, like mother, they're both giving every bit of energy to help Uncle Sam defeat the Axis

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Spirited Army recruits after enlisting at the customhouse

Women at war (Mrs. Smuda). There's a war to be won, but there's work to be done at home, and this modern warrior-mother enjoys taking a hand in household duties. Tonight, she's washing the supper dishes while her daughter Genevieve dries

Machine that thinks. Turning and boring a quadrant bracket on one of the batteries of machines at a large Army arsenal working full speed for the war program

Women at war (Mrs. Smuda). Although she's one of America's vital production workers eight hours each day, fifty-five-year-old Eva Smuda still finds plenty of time to devote to home and family. Before the rest of the household is up, she has breakfast on the stove

Expert machinist on armaments. Boring and facing a setter fuze in one operation at a large eastern arsenal working full speed for total war

Fingers of destruction. Gauging and weighing 50-caliber ball cartridges in an endless row. Production for war is geared up to top speed at this eastern Army arsenal

Dunking rough cartridge cases. Between drawing operations, cartridge cases have to be washed. A large eastern arsenal is turning these out for the Army's 75s.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Swedish-American worker at the SKF roller bearing factory

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Swedish-American foreman at the SKF roller bearing factory at home

166 an hour needed for each gun. Annealing cartridge case cups for the artillery's 75s. Production is going at top speed at a large eastern arsenal

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Swedish-American vice-president and engineer of the SKF roller bearing factory looking over a blueprint

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Swedish-American engineer at the SKF roller bearing factory with his wife at home

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Swedish-American executive at the SKF roller bearing factory sings Swedish songs with his wife and daughter

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Swedish-American foreman of the SKF roller bearing factory at home

Women at war (Mrs. Smuda). "The sweetest lady I ever met.. Dear Mother, I won't forget." So reads this pillow, sent Mrs. Smuda by her youngest son now at camp. But unlike Whistler's immortalized parent, the mother of the Smuda family spends little time in an armchair. She's much too busy working for Uncle Sam at the Frankford Arsenal and taking active care of her home and family after hours

Women at war (Mrs. Smuda). Although she spends eight hours a day preparing ammunition for America's fighting forces, Eva Smuda has plenty of energy left after work to keep the lawn in shape

Fifteen-pound shells for light artillery. Finish turning 75 mm shells which are coming out of an eastern arsenal on a steady production line

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Swedish-American foreman and workers at the SKF roller bearing factory

Battery of machines to arm batteries of guns. Both ends of the 75 mm shells are worked at once on these multiple spindle machines in a large eastern arsenal

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Executive at the SKF roller bearing factory

Getting ready to aim at what you hit. Careful adjustment of the aiming circle for sighting the target. These precision instruments, as well as ammunition, are made at a large arsenal

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Swedish-American vice president of the SKF roller bearing factory with his youngest daughter at home

Women at war (Mrs. Smuda). Mr. Smuda, 1942-style American mother, is up and out every morning before 6:45 a.m., ready to check in at the Frankford, Pennsylvania Arsenal. From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mrs. Smuda tapers cartridge cases for 50-caliber machine gun shells. Before and after work she fills the role of mother, grandmother, and manager of this eight-room house in which she has lived for twenty-four years

Women workers at quartermaster depot. Clothing for America's expanding army is being made by garment workers throughout the contry. This quartermaster corps depot employee is turning out regulation neckties in mass production quantity. Philadelphia Quartermaster Corps

Mass production for the Army. 75 mm cartridge cases being trimmed by an accurate machine between draws. The production line is moving at top speed at a large eastern arsenal

Critical eye on cartridge cases. Final inspection of 75 mm cases coming down the line in a steady stream at a large eastern arsenal for the Army's artillery

Women at war (Mrs. Smuda). A full-time job at the Frankford Arsenal and a full-time job of housekeeping and still this modern American mother finds time to play with grandchildren

Posed photograph at a department store in Philadelphia, with volunteer woman investigator checking for Office of Price Administration's (OPA) enforcement agency prices of lingerie and hosiery

Far-sighted Army eyes. Assembly of standard field glasses for the Army at an eastern arsenal. Optical equipment is an important part of military requirements

Women workers at quartermaster corps. Women workers of all racial groups are being drawn into war production. These employees of an Eastern quartermaster corps depot are sewing sleeves into army overcoats. Philadelphia Quartermaster Corps

Women at war (Mrs. Smuda). She's a mother and a grandmother, she works at a U.S. arsenal tapering shells for fifty-millimeter anti-aircraft guns and she loves listening to news broadcasts and Bing Crosby. Eva Smuda, fifty-five, who came to America from Poland at the age of three, has one son in the Army, and a son, daughter and a son-in-law working with her at the Frankford Arsenal

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Swedish-American executive of the SKF roller bearing factory and his daughter

Swedish-American foreman at the SKF roller bearing plant reads to his Italian-American wife at home. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Swedish-American worker at the SKF roller bearing factory

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Swedish-American foreman of the SKF roller bearing factory

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Swedish-American foreman and worker at the SKF roller bearing factory

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