Monday, January 23, 2012

Images: WWII and the Automoible in America




Title: Good citizenship and plain common sense. This man is performing a duty every car owner owes to himself and to our fighting men. In having his car adjusted to prevent excessive tire wear--and in observing the simple rules that make tires last longer--he is making a valuable contribution to our war effort. The man who wastes rubber is a poor citizen and blind even to his own personal interests
Related Names: Freeman, Albert , photographer Hollem, Howard R. , photographer Liberman, Howard , photographer Roberts, Martha McMillan , photographer United States. Office of War Information.
Date Created/Published: 1942 July-Sept.
Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
Part of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)








Car pooling at Lockheed Vega. New tire-saver is aiding employees seeking rides in "ride cafeteria," recently put to work in the factory area at Lockheed Vega Corporation. Employees with room in their respective cars put filled-out "transportation offered" cards in slots marked by district and shift. Ride seekers read cards to find driver near their residence who can take passengers. Ride seekers also fill out cards in different colors so prospective drivers can locate riders
Creator(s): Bransby, David, photographer

Collections:
Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives








Tire recapping. A service attendant points out a worn tire that may be recapped under a new plan which removes restrictions on reclaimed camelback rubber for passenger tires. The plan to recap passenger car tires with reclaimed rubber camelback, approved by rubber director William M. Jeffers, was put into effect in February 1943 to reduce the demand for replacement tires and still keep civilian cars in service
Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
Part of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)

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