2.12.2004
ENLARGE THE PHOTO
These Rosies Are Riveting

photo by Charles Fenno Jacobs, dated August 1943

A group of female war workers take a lunch break at the Vega aircraft plant in Burbank, California. The sign at right reads: "No Smoking Allowed Inside of Bomb Shelters" — nearly two years after Pearl Harbor, and west coast defense plants were still on guard for aerial attack.

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