Industrial Beauties of the 1940s

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It's 1942, and these women are in Long Beach, California, inspecting massive pieces of jet wings for cargo transporters. They're real-life Rosie the Riveters, making sure these wings are ready to be assembled on the fuselage.

This is one of thousands of images released to the public through a new project of the Library of Congress. The historic images are available on Flickr, including many that showcase the beauty of industrial machinery. Library of Congress Photostream [Flickr]

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Annalee Newitz

@FrankenPC: I think you mean "dames."