Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pratt & Whitney Radial in Kodachrome Glory

October 1942. "Women are trained as engine mechanics in thorough Douglas training methods. Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California." Skipping ahead to 2009, and the end of an era: Today Kodak announced that, after 74 colorful years, it will stop making Kodachrome film. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information

They built these engines one town over in East Hartford, CT. P&W and it's subcontractors still employ many of my friends. Maximilian's grandfather worked his whole life there.

From possibly the greatest website on the planet, SHORPY

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