Monday, June 9, 2014

Albert Freeman

Albert Freeman took pictures of homefront life for the War Information Office during World War II.

 Christening five cargo-carrying ships built for Britain 
at the mass launching in Portland, Maine, August 16, 1942
 Common sense health rules must prevail in America's homes this winter so that lower room temperatures will entail no health risks. Before bathing youngsters, keep the bathroom door and window closed for an hour so that the room will retain all heat.
 Down goes the thermometer and out comes flannel nightclothes, almost like the kind grandpa used to wear, as government workers in Washington D.C. dress for the sixty-five degree maximum temperature recommended by the fuel oil limitation order.
 Effect of gasoline shortage in Washington, DC, 1942
 Effect of gasoline shortage in Washington, DC, 1942
 Hardwick, Vermont. Mrs. Alice White at the Victory Store vegetable counter 
selling donated farm produce to Miss Lorraine Lavertu, October 1942
 Hardwick, Vermont. Mrs. Alice White at the Victory Store vegetable counter selling donated farm produce, the money from which will go to the war fund, October 1942
 Health measures for low home temperatures. Planning to spend a winter evening at home? Better dress for it the way these attractive government workers do, October 1942
 Judy Canova, star of stage and screen, opens her personal salvage drive for scrap rubber by aiming a well-placed shot at the Axis
[Judy Canova and siblings Anne and Zeke perform 
The Ballad of Frank and Jesse James in Artists and Models (1937)]
 Mrs. Henry Wallace, wife of the Vice President, learns how millions 
of American householders will register for their sugar rationing cards
 Mrs. Leon Henderson, wife of the Office of Price Administration's 
(OPA) head, goes through the routine of registering for her sugar rationing book
 Ship launching in Portland, Maine. A second gate is opened, water floods the basin and another ship takes the water at a New England shipyard at a mass launching on August 16, 1942
 U.S. marshals, accompanied by county police, raid the Colmar Manor, 
Maryland auto graveyard of the Lenox Motor Company. Donovan, 
the owner, has refused to sell scrap metal and rubber at established prices
With every ounce of steel and steel scrap vital to the war, this employee of the Boston & Maine Railroad has been assigned the job of sorting steel washers

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