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WW II Defense Work

WW II Defense Work
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Title: WW II Defense Work
Description: Two female sheet metal workers fabricating engine cowlings for Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando cargo and transport planes at the International Harvester's Auburn Works. The factory was located at 5 Pulaski Street and was formerly known as the "Osborne Works." It was owned and operated by the D.M. Osborne Company until International Harvester purchased the company in 1903.

Image ID: 7442
International Harvester Company
City, State: Auburn, New York
McCormick - International Harvester
Genre: Photograph
The C-46 Commando was a twin-engine cargo plane similar to, but much larger than the DC-3.
Subjects: Hats
Metal industry
Airplane, Military
War work
World War, 1939-1945
Indoor photography
Work clothes

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