If you’re into history like I am you’ll find this fascinating. This picture was taken in June of 1942, when colour cameras were extremely rare.
Exposures at this time in history usually took several hours or even days, and the quality and colour ranges were extremely limited.
Looking at the black-and-white photographs from decades ago make me feel a disconnect to the people and places — they are just so DIFFERENT from my world. But when I saw the same-type photographs in colour, I felt much more connected to it. Suddenly, they didn’t seem worlds away.
Obviously I chose to post this picture of the woman working, but they are all quite intriguing.
She is an aircraft worker for Vega Aircraft Corporation, California. She is checking the electrical assemblies. What serious girl power! (Especially for her time).
Pretty neat, huh!