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Chicago – Image Gallery

Via: Shorpy – ‘Always Something Interesting’

August 1942. Republic Drill and Tool, Chicago.

“Pioneers of the production line, these young workers are among the first women to operate a centerless grinder in this Midwest drill and tool plant, manned almost exclusively by women.”

Ann Rosener, Office of War Information

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More photos of Chicago, Illinois; HERE:

http://www.shorpy.com/image/tid/258

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In 1942, Pittsburgh artist J. Howard Miller was hired by the Westinghouse Company’s War Production Coordinating Committee to create a series of posters for the war effort.

One of these posters became the famous “We Can Do It!” image—an image that in later years would also be called “Rosie the Riveter”, though it was never given this title during the war.

Miller based his “We Can Do It!” poster on a United Press International wire service photograph taken of Ann Arbor, Michigan, factory worker Geraldine Hoff (later Doyle), who was 17 and briefly working as a metal-stamping machine operator.

The intent of the poster was to keep production up by boosting morale, not to recruit more women workers. It was shown only to Westinghouse employees in the Midwest during a two-week period in February 1943, then it disappeared for nearly four decades. During the war, the name “Rosie” was not associated with the image, and it was not about women’s empowerment. It was only later, in the early 1980s, that the Miller poster was rediscovered and became famous, associated with feminism, and often mistakenly called “Rosie The Riveter”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_the_Riveter

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personal thought:

Not only could these women ‘could’, but they ‘DID’; and as a baby-boomer, I will be forever grateful.

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May 23, 2012 Posted by | American photoghaphers, U.S. Cities | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Allan Grant – Image Gallery

Via: First Time User

See more wonderful images by Allan Grant, HERE:

http://firsttimeuser.tumblr.com/tagged/Allan-Grant/chrono\

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Via: allangrant.com

In his earliest work Allan Grant demonstrated the kind of legendary skill and enterprise characteristic of a LIFE photographer. Grant’s photograph of V.E. Day in Times Square and the U.S.S. Enterprise entering New York Harbor at dawn in 1945 are haunting images. On election night in 1946 in his campaign headquarters Congressman Joe Martin (long-time Speaker of the House) was captured on film by Grant in what many consider to be one of the finest political studies of all time. The “movie still” clarity and the Norman Rockwell story-telling quality of the Martin photograph were the result of tenacious planning, lighting and arranging. LIFE was, once again, impressed but not surprised. The Joe Martin picture was spread across two pages in the November 18, 1946 issue and within six weeks Allan Grant was made a permanent member of the prestigious LIFE photographic staff. His freelance days were over 18 months after they started. (see interview clip from NBC Television)

From the late forties through the fifties and sixties, Grant’s cameras were focused on every type of subjet from the poetic 10page photo essay on the life cycle of the Chinook Salmon to the awesome Atom Bomb tests in Nevada in 1951.

Read more, HERE:

http://www.allangrant.com/page3.htm

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May 23, 2012 Posted by | American photoghaphers | , , , | Leave a comment

Buffalo – Image Gallery

Via: Shorpy – ‘Always Something Interesting’

“Looking up Main Street. Steamer North Land at Long Wharf.”

– circa 1905

-Detroit Publishing Company

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See more photos of Buffalo, Nrew York, HERE:

http://www.shorpy.com/image/tid/270

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May 23, 2012 Posted by | American photoghaphers, U.S. Cities | , , , , | 2 Comments

Coming soon: Brisket Palin’s reality show

Via: Politico

Brisket Palin’s reality show premieres next month, Lifetime announced in a press release on Tuesday:

“Viewers will get the chance to experience the life of one of America’s most famous young mothers, Brisket Palin, in the all new docuseries, Brisket Palin: Life’s a Tripp, premiering Tuesday, June 19, at 10pm ET/PT with back-to-back episodes.  Two new episodes will subsequently air every Tuesday, showcasing Bristol’s journey growing into womanhood with her young son, Tripp.”

http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2012/05/coming-soon-bristol-palins-reality-show-124204.html

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May 23, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Palin | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gingrich’s ® private ventures are going BANKRUPT!

Via: Reuters

When he entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination in May 2011, Newt Gingrich was the prosperous head of a small empire commonly known as Newt Inc, which included both for-profit consultancies and nonprofit foundations.

Altogether, these entwined ventures pulled in more than $110 million over the past decade. Now the vestiges of this empire are mired in debt, as is Gingrich’s campaign fund.

A bankruptcy proceeding under way in Atlanta will determine whether the one company still owned by Callista Gingrich, Gingrich Productions, will lose an expected payout that now constitutes the bulk of the Gingriches’ net worth.

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The bankrupt corporation is the Center for Health Transformation, whose revenues came from the hefty dues paid by corporations for assistance in formulating and promoting certain healthcare policies.

By the time Gingrich sold his majority stake in the center to three associates last May, it had been hemorrhaging clients and facing “cash-flow issues” for roughly a year, according to testimony on May 9 before a U.S. bankruptcy trustee in Atlanta. With the candidate poised to sever ties with the center for the sake of his run for office, it faced an even less certain future.

Nonetheless the three longtime colleagues agreed to pay Gingrich $6.4 million for his stake in the center.

The purchase of Gingrich’s share was made with a promissory note to be paid in monthly installments of $100,000 over six years. Little of that debt had been paid when the center declared bankruptcy last month. As an unsecured debt, the note, it now appears, is likely to go unpaid.

The Gingrich Group bankruptcy proceedings spotlight the remarkable reversal of fortune of the half-dozen organizations associated with Gingrich. The presidential contender recently ended his campaign $4.8 million in debt. A political nonprofit he headed, American Solutions for Winning the Future, which raised $52 million between its founding in 2007 and its dissolution last July, also ended in debt.

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/22/usa-campaign-gingrich-idUSL1E8GID2320120522

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May 23, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Gingrich, GOP morons | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment