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Ellsworth C. Warner, residence at Pelican Rd. and El Vedado, Palm Beach, Florida. Baroque powder room III
Construction workers at Hercules powder plant in their room in boardinghouse. Radford, Virginia
Carpenter at Hercules powder plant in his room in Sunday clothes, workclothes on the floor in front of him. He came here a month ago from Long Branch, West Virginia. Pays eight dollars a week room and board. Left his family at home. Would send for them if he could find a decent place to live. Radford, Virginia
Powder plant's construction worker in his bedroom at Mrs. Pritchard's boardinghouse. Radford, Virginia
Lend-lease to Britain. Cases of TNT gun powder shipped from the United States under lend-lease are stacked in the dump in a tunnel one hundred feet underground dug out of solid rock, in western England. The staff here works twenty-four hours a day handling lend-lease materials arriving from the United States
Mechanic at powder plant in his room in basement of Mr. Tilly's furniture store. Radford, Virginia
Advertisement of department store on road into Memphis from Millington, Tennessee, where powder plant is under construction
The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War In...

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Backyards of Hercules Powder Company workers homes providing space for gardens and playgrounds. FSA (Farm Security Administration) defense housing project. Radford, Virginia
Mrs. David Gurly Tull, her son, and husband came from Arkansas looking for work at the new powder plant near Childersburg. Mr. Tull couldn't get a job at the powder plant but found temporary employment building bunkhouses. Childersburg, Alabama
The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War In...

This image is one of the images made by photographers working in Stryker's unit as it existed in a succession of government agencies: the Farm Security Administration (1937-1942). The photographs of the Farm S... More

W.L. Gilmore, residence at 115 Ocean Blvd., Golden Beach, Florida. Stair hall, to powder room
The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War In...

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William R. Coe, residence, River House, New York City. Powder room
Edwin V. Quinn, residence on Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, Florida. Powder room
Last grain of powder is dumped into the mill hopper as another hatch is completely filled. Next batch is in the foreground but will not be started until the present one is completely mixed. Mixing time varies with the characteristic of the batch, both as to the number of ingredients and the speed with which they mix thoroughly into the rubber. General Tires, Akron, Ohio
Workmen from the nearby powder plant in a cafe in Childersburg, Alabama
Dormitories being built near Childersburg to accomodate the expected increase in employment at the nearby powder plant. Childersburg, Alabama
Stenographer has the use of a tiled bathroom in which to powder her nose and wash while she works for the Foreign Function Bureau, which is housed in a converted apartment building. Washington, D.C.
Filling out applications for employment at the Du Pont powder plant near Childersburg, at the employment office in Sylacauga, Alabama
Tent camp to accomodate workers from the nearby new powder plant. Childersburg, Alabama
In a trailer camp in Childersburg, Alabama. Many workmen and their families living here are either waiting for job openings or already have jobs at the nearby powder plant
A bunkhouse for workers in the nearby powder plant. Childersburg, Alabama
Bunkhouses being built by a farmer in expectation of the increase in employment at the nearby powder plant. Childersburg, Alabama
This movie tent opened with great expectations but closed down three days later for lack of attendance. At Kymulga, near Childersburg, Alabama. Kymulga is the closest village to the powder plant
FSA (Farm Security Administration) planning provided Hercules Powder Company workers with substantial homes and "space for living". FSA defense housing project. Radford, Virginia
Kymulga trailer park built to accomodate workers as a result of the expected increase of employment at the nearby powder plant. Near Childersburg, Alabama
Priorities unemployment. No more silk....The embargo on imports from Japan meant no more silk stockings, clothing, other non-defense articles. The Office of Production Management (OPM) reserved existing silk supplies for parachutes, for powder bags for defense under the government's system for priorities
Aluminum. Reynolds Metal Company, Louisville, Kentucky. Coils of sheet aluminum which will soon be stamped into powder cans
Dutch Gross, proprietor of a new lunch room and grocery story at Kymulga near one of the entrances to the new powder plant. Near Childersburg, Alabama
Defense workers' housing in farmyard outside of Ravenna, Ohio, near smokeless powder plant
Beach Theatre, Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, Florida. Upper lounge powder room
Workmen from the nearby powder plant on a street in Childersburg, Alabama
Mrs. H. Mercer Walker, residence in El Vedado, Palm Beach, Florida. Powder room II
Mrs. David Gurly Tull, her son, and husband came from Arkansas looking for work at the new powder plant near Childersburg. Mr. Tull couldn't get a job at the powder plant but found temporary employment building bunkhouses. Childersburg, Alabama
Mrs. H. Mercer Walker, residence in El Vedado, Palm Beach, Florida. Powder room I
Powder plant workers with the chief of police in Childersburg, Alabama
Bunkhouses under constrtuction in preparation for the expected increase in employment at the nearby powder plant. Childersburg, Alabama
Workers from the nearby powder plant having dinner at their boarding house in Childersburg, Alabama
Workers from the nearby powder plant waiting for dinner on the porch of their boarding house. Childersburg, Alabama
The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War In...

This image is one of the images made by photographers working in Stryker's unit as it existed in a succession of government agencies: the Farm Security Administration (1937-1942). The photographs of the Farm S... More

Filling out applications for employment at the Du Pont powder plant near Childersburg, at the employment office in Sylacauga, Alabama
The Kymulga Trailer park, just completed, and ready to accommodate future employees at the nearby powder works. Near Childersburg, Alabama
W.L. Gilmore, residence at 115 Ocean Blvd., Golden Beach, Florida. Powder room
A dairy barn at Kymulga (about six miles from Childersburg, Alabama) converted into a three-story bunk house to accomodate workers as a result of the expected increase in employment at the nearby powder plant. Several other farm buildings have been converted in a simular fashion
The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War In...

This image is one of the images made by photographers working in Stryker's unit as it existed in a succession of government agencies: the Farm Security Administration (1937-1942). The photographs of the Farm S... More

Filling out applications for employment at the Du Pont powder plant near Childersburg, at the employment office in Sylacauga, Alabama
Mrs. David Gurly Tull, her son, and husband came from Arkansas looking for work at the new powder plant near Childersburg. Mr. Tull couldn't get a job at the powder plant but found temporary employment building bunkhouses. Childersburg, Alabama
A huge bunkhouse in construction to accomodate expected workers for the new powder plant. Childersburg, Alabama
Workmen returning from powder plant on a dusty road near Childersburg, Alabama
Sam H. Harris, residence at Arabian Ave. and Lakeway, Palm Beach, Florida. Powder room
New store and bunkhouses recently "moved in" near the entrance to the new powder plant. Near Childersburg, Alabama
A new real estate development at Childersburg, Alabama, not far from the new powder plant
A new lunch room just opened at Kymulga, near one of the entrances to the powder plant. Near Childersburg, Alabama
Fred B. Williams from Savannah, Georgia, a safety engineer at the powder plant, leaving his home at 803 9th Steet. Sunset Village, Radford, Virginia. FSA (Farm Security Administration) project for defense workers
The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War In...

This image is one of the images made by photographers working in Stryker's unit as it existed in a succession of government agencies: the Farm Security Administration (1937-1942). The photographs of the Farm S... More

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

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War In...

This image is one of the images made by photographers working in Stryker's unit as it existed in a succession of government agencies: the Farm Security Administration (1937-1942). The photographs of the Farm S... More

Workmen from a nearby powder plant at the post office in Childersburg, Alabama
Workers from the nearby powder plant eating in one of the many new cafes in Childersburg, Alabama
In a trailer camp in Childersburg, Alabama. Many workmen and their families living here are either waiting for job openings or already have jobs at the nearby powder plant
Workers from the powder plant having dinner at their boarding house. Childersburg, Alabama
Mrs. Dutch Gross, who with her husband has opened a lunch room at Kymulga near an entrance to the new powder plant. Near Childersburg, Alabama
Fred B. Williams from Savannah, Georgia, a safety engineer at the powder plant, leaving his home at 803 9th Street. Sunset Village, Radford, Virginia. FSA (Farm Security Administration) project for defense workers
The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War In...

This image is one of the images made by photographers working in Stryker's unit as it existed in a succession of government agencies: the Farm Security Administration (1937-1942). The photographs of the Farm S... More

FSA (Farm Security Administration) defense housing project seen from the acreage of an old homestead which will be included in the expanding home village of the Hercules Powder Company workers. Radford, Virginia
Dormitory and utility trailers for workers at the Atlas Powder Company near Ravenna, Ohio
The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War In...

This image is one of the images made by photographers working in Stryker's unit as it existed in a succession of government agencies: the Farm Security Administration (1937-1942). The photographs of the Farm S... More

Aluminum. Reynolds Metal Company, Louisville, Kentucky. Coils of sheet aluminum for stamping into powder cans as part of the national defense production program
Workers from the nearby powder plant eating in one of the many new cafes in Childersburg, Alabama
Landscape near one of the entrances to the powder plant near Childersburg. The dust in the back ground in caused by a great stream of traffic coming out of the powder plant. Alabama
Workers from the nearby powder plant waiting for dinner at a boarding house in Childersburg, Alabama
Sheffield, Alabama. Reynolds Metal Company. Workman in reduction plant. The white powder on his face is alumina
Discarded stockings go to war. How powder bags are used. Placed into the breach of a major caliber gun, the bags, filled with powder, propel the projectile. Silk bags are used to insure complete absence of residue after explosion
Discarded stockings go to war. Bleached silk stocking "material" being fed into the breaker machine for conversion into thread with which to make powder bags
Conversion. Safe and lock company. Listening for defects during the grinding of a powder chamber for a thirty-seven-millimeter gun for Uncle Sam's armed forces. Site of this production is a former lock and safe company now converted to manufacture of weapons for victory. York Safe and Lock Company, York, Pennsylvania
Harry Doehla, residence at Sunset Island, no. 3, Miami Beach, Florida. Powder room dressing table
Discarded stockingss go to war. Spools of silk thread, salvaged from discarded stockings ready for packing and shipment to weaving mills which will convert the thread into cloth for the making of powder bags
Discarded stockings go to war. Layers of silk cloth processed from discarded silk stockings are cut to specifications with a power knife at a government arsenal where the cloth is made into powder bags
Childersburg, Alabama. Cousa Court defense housing project. Mr. Smith leaves for the early morning shift in the chemical division of the Dupont powder company. His wife will leave "as soon as she does the dishes" for her work as secretary in the plant office
Substitute materials containers. New and old powder containers. Old type (square) metal container is shown alongside a new fiber package
Butte, Montana. Anaconda Copper Mining Company. Men unloading powder at headframe of mine; it will be taken below by the cage
Discarded stockings go to war. Sewing primer caps for powder bags from cloth made of discarded silk stockings. Fifteen pairs of old stockings provide sufficient cloth for an average-size powder bag
Discarded stockings go to war. How powder bags are used. Placed into the breach of a major caliber gun, the bags, filled with powder, propel the projectile. Silk bags are used to insure complete absence of residue after explosion

Discarded stockings go to war. How powder bags are used. Placed into t...

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Childersburg, Alabama. Trailer camp where defense workers from the Dupont powder plant live. Rent is three dollars a month
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Montour no. 4 mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company. Setting off a powder blast with the warning order "fire"
Childersburg, Alabama. Cousa Court defense housing project. Well-planned houses, lawns and shade trees make a pleasant home for Dupont powder plant workers
Sidney Vere-Smith, residence at 1440 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, Florida. Powder room
Three-inch A.A. cartridge cases. The art of metal drawing is employed to turn brass discs punched from rolled sheets into long tubular cartridge case to carry the powder charges that send explosive shells up to meet enemy aircraft. The first operation is performed by a press which forms the flat disc into cups
"Here's where your parachute came from," Deena Clark, civilian defense volunteer tells Technical Sergeant Leo Matkins of the Army Air Corps. The worn out nylon stockings in this barrel full of salvaged stockings will be reprocessed and made into parachutes for army fliers, tow ropes for glider planes and other war material. The worn out silk stockings return to service as powder bags for the Army's big guns. The collection is typical of the thousands of salvage stations in retail stores throughout the country, which have collected 626,127 pounds of old silk and nylon stockings in three months. The campaign is directed by local salvage committees
Childersburg, Alabama. Cousa Court defense housing project. Mr. Smith and his wife, both defense workers in the Dupont powder plant, follow the course of the war through the local paper
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Montour no. 4 mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company. Ramming home a powder charge
Childersburg, Alabama. Cousa Court defense housing project. Dupont powder plant defense worker, Albert Forest Smith, JR., and his wife, Fay Saunders Smith, look forward to using their car for the duration of the war, by slow driving and constant care
Frank J. Pagliaro, residence on Crow Hill Rd., Mount Kisco, New York. Powder room
Discarded stockings go to war. It takes husky men to lift the heavy powder bags which are placed into big guns to throw the projectile. Discarded silk stockings, collected at various department stores and women's clubs throughout the country, are providing powder bags to keep our guns shooting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Montour no. 4 mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company. Miner putting powder charge into a face of coal which is to be "shot down"
Fort Story coast defense. Poised ready to quench burning fragments after one of Fort Story's six-inch guns is fired, this soldier prepares the gun for another powder charge
Edwin J. Beinecke, residence in Greenwich, Connecticut. Powder room
Discarded stockings go to war. Removing the cotton parts from discarded silk stockings before processing into powder bags. Mrs. Mary Gladu, age fifty-eight, cuts and sorts the material
Childersburg, Alabama. Trailer camp where defense workers from the Dupont powder plant live. Rent is three dollars a month
Schrafft's, 82nd and Broadway, New York City. Powder room
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