The Human Machinery of War

The Human Machinery of War: Disability on the Front Lines and the Factory Floor, 1941-1945
The Second World War and Industrial Changes
Photograph: Steel Workers Converting an Automobile Plant for War Work
Office of War Information, 1942,
"Switching over to war production. Steel workers make structural changes as a big automo bile plant is entirely converted to volume production of army tanks and 'jeeps.' Ford Lincoln plant, Michigan. "

Office of War Information, 1942,
"Conversion. Automobile industry. To prepare an automobile assembly plant for war work, all overhead conveyors such as the one pictured above must be removed. The Plymouth Company, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, Michigan."

Photograph: Worker Removing Overhead Conveyor in Automobile Factory
Photograph: Women Workers Spot Welding
Office of War Information, 1942,
"Production. Willow Run bomber plant. Working with skill and precision, these women operate a spot welding machine in the largest single story building in the world, Ford's giant bomber plant at Willow Run, Michigan. Ford plant, Willow Run."
"Americans of various racial groups contribute to the war effort in a large eastern plant which produces propellors [sic] for military aircraft," 1942.  
Photograph: African American and White Employees Working Together in an Aircraft Plant
Photograph: Little Person and Woman Installing Wires in Aircraft Production
"A midget and a woman worker install control wires on a "Valiant" basic trainer at the Downey Plant," n. d.  
"From the aged and the youth, from the white and the Negro come the skills which will make America impregnable. A veteran employee in a [sic] eastern navy yard instructs a machinist apprentice in the operation of an important machine," 1942  
Photograph: Older White Employee Instructing an African American Apprentice
Photograph: Steel Workers Converting an Automobile Plant for War Work Photograph: Worker Removing Overhead Conveyor in Automobile Factory Photograph: Women Workers Spot Welding Photograph: African American and White Employees Working Together in an Aircraft Plant Photograph: Little Person and Woman Installing Wires in Aircraft Production Photograph: Older White Employee Instructing an African American Apprentice