February 17, 2013
I found these terrific rare full-color WWII photos while surfing the web today. They are a collection of photos that celebrate the American war effort’s most thankless jobs.
America’s entrance into World War II and the unprecedented domestic mobilization effort that followed profoundly altered American society. Women not only entered the workforce en mass, they routinely worked in roles traditionally reserved for their male counterparts.
Alfred T Palmer, a photographer for the US Office of War Information, captured this societal sea change 35 mm at a time—these are some of his most captivating portraits.
Enjoy the rest of the article here – http://gizmodo.com/5984703/these-rare-color-wwii-photos-celebrate-the-american-war-efforts-most-thankless-jobs.