Jul 15, 2021 - Sale 2576

Sale 2576 - Lot 100A

Price Realized: $ 812
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
Women's Bureau U.S. Department of Labor, World War II.
Thirteen Photographs.

United States, 1940s.

Ferrotyped silver prints measuring approximately 8 x 10 in., the majority bearing the Bureau's stamp on the verso; depicting women operating equipment in the fabrication of aircraft parts at Bell and Boeing factories; polishing small parts for Rolls Royce aircraft engines; two images from Chicago's Container Corporation of America show women sorting and packing flat cardboard sheets, and operating giant industrial staplers in the fabrication of boxes; also of note are an ad for a practical work outfit: blouse, slacks, and hat, modelled by a women operating a drill press; and a national defense training program booth sponsored by the W.P.A. and offered in Cleveland public schools in 1941; one repeat; some with the photographer or studio identified on verso, some with captions. (13)