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‘Photo of the Day’

Via: Shorpy  – ‘Always Something Interesting’


February 1943. “Moreno Valley, Colfax County, New Mexico. Dinnertime on George Mutz’s ranch.”

Our fourth visit with various members of the Mutz family.

Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information


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Railroads – Image Gallery

Via: Shorpy – ‘ALWAYS Something Interesting’


November 1942.

“Bingham Canyon, Utah. Ore trains on a trestle bridge above an open-pit mine of the Utah Copper Company.”

Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information.


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Pittsburgh – Image Gallery

Via: Shorpy – ‘ALWAYS Something Interesting’

 “Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Montour No. 4 mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company. Coal miner at end of the day’s work.”

– Novenber, 1942

– John Collier for the Office of War Information


See more images of Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania; HERE:




The United States Office of War Information (OWI) was a U.S. government agency created during World War II to consolidate government information services. It operated from June 1942 until September 1945.

It coordinated the release of war news for domestic use, and, using posters and radio broadcasts, worked to promote patriotism, warned about foreign spies and attempted to recruit women into war work.

The office also established an overseas branch which launched a large scale information and propaganda campaign abroad.


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Memphis – Image Gallery

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“Greyhound bus trip from Louisville, Kentucky, to Memphis, Tennessee. Waiting for the bus at the Memphis terminal.” (‘White Waiting Room’)

– September, 1943.

– Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.


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Chicago – Image Gallery

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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


More photos of Chicago, Illinois; HERE:




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”.




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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