Women workers sewing silk into parachutes during World War II at Eastern navy yard, Baltimore
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Liberman, Howard United States. Office of War Information
DescriptionPhotograph of women workers sewing silk into parachutes for the United States armed forces during World War II at the aircraft factory of an Eastern navy yard in Baltimore, Maryland. The plant was most likely that of either the Glenn L. Martin Company or the Eastern Aircraft Company (a General Motors-run company producing Grumman-designed planes on Broening Highway in Baltimore during the war). Although much of Baltimore remained segregated during the war, this was one instance when African and Caucasian Americans worked together for the war effort. On the floor in front of a row of women sewing parachutes on Singer sewing machines is a crate marked _NVAV -- Supply Officer, Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, the site of a naval training station in 1942. (United States Office of War Information photograph D-4483.)
Digital Reproduction Of 1 Black And White Photograph, 26 X 21 Cm.