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    Posted on March 23rd, 2010 Iain No comments

    Lushprojects business card

    A lot of people ask me about the above photo which appears on the Lushprojects business card. Here is the original description:

    Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer.

    This girl in a glass house is putting finishing touches on the bombardier nose section of a B-17F navy bomber, Long Beach, Calif. She’s one of many capable women workers in the Douglas Aircraft Company plant. Better known as the “Flying Fortress,” the B-17F is a later model of the B-17 which distinguished itself in action in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a long range, high altitude heavy bomber, with a crew of seven to nine men, and with armament sufficient to defend itself on daylight missions

    1942 Oct.

    It’s from the US Library of Congress collection on Flicker.

    The series is visually beautiful and must have been originally created as propaganda tools. I like its enigmatic quality if taken out of context.

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