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A painter cleans the tail section of a P-51 Mustang fighter prior to spraying it with olive-drab camouflage. North American Aviation plant, Inglewood, Calif., October 1942.

The Past Comes Alive: History in High-Definition

A painter cleans the tail section of a Mustang fighter prior to spraying with olive-drab camouflage. North American Aviation plant, Inglewood, California Photo by Alfred Palmer.

Metal parts are placed on masonite by this woman employee before they slide under the multi-ton hydropress, North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Watch the Fingers: 1942 - October Metal parts are placed on masonite by this employee before they slide under the multi-ton hydropress at North American Aviation in Inglewood, Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer

October 1942. Inglewood, California. "Employees at North American Aviation, Incorporated, assembling the cowling on Allison motors for the P-51 'Mustang' fighter planes." 4x5 inch Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

"Employees at North American Aviation, Incorporated, assembling the cowling on Allison motors for the 'Mustang' fighter planes." inch Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Japanese American internees transplanting celery at Tule Lake Relocation Center, California. 1942 or 1943. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency, photographer unknown.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Japanese American internees transplanting celery at Tule Lake Relocation Center, California. 1942 or Kodachrome transparency, photographer unknown.

In May of 1942, the U.S. Office of Price Administration (OPA) froze prices   on practically all everyday goods, starting with sugar and coffee. War   Ration Books were issued to each American family, dictating how much   any one person could buy. Gasoline was rationed on May 15, 1942 on the   east coast, and nationwide that December.

In May of 1942, the U.S. Office of Price Administration (OPA) froze prices on practically all everyday goods, starting with sugar and coffee. War Ration Books were issued to each American family, dictating how much any one person could buy. Gasoline was rationed on May 15, 1942 on the east coast, and nationwide that December.

Celebrating Women's History Month,,HERstory,,In 1942, Soror Vera A Harrison Haskin was selected in the first class of African American women to join the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps -WAAC.

Celebrating Women's History Month,,HERstory,,In Soror Vera A Harrison Haskin was selected in the first class of African American women to join the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps -WAAC.

Asedio de Aire-Sur-La-Lys (1641) por parte de las tropas españoles en territorio francés, en el contexto de la Guerra de los Treinte Años (1618 - 1648), por el célebre pintor Pieter Snayers (1653). Actualmente en el Museo del Prado, Madrid, España. Obra que posee amplia importancia para el tema que nos atañe por cuanto representa el desarrollo del conflicto entre Francia y España, decisivo y de gran importancia para el desarrollo de la Guerra de los Treinta Años.

Siege of Aire-sur-la-Lys 1653 by the century flemish painter Peeter Snayers

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