Time for a coffee break.
Girl worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. (Library of Congress)
Palmer, Alfred T., photographer.
1 transparency : color.
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.
Though VJ Day is often commemorated on August 14, Emperor Hirohito addressed Japan on August 15, 1945. For many Japanese, including prisoners of war, it was the first they learned of the end of World War II.
At the time this photo was made, smoke billowed 20,000 feet above Hiroshima while smoke from the burst of the first atomic bomb had spread over 10,000 feet on the target at the base of the rising column.Two planes of the 509th Composite Group, part of the 313th Wing of the 20th Air Force, participated in this mission, one to carry the bomb, the other to act as escort, 08/06/1945
Top Photo: Kimimasa Mayama / EPA
Bottom Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP - Getty Images
Arata Yamamoto, NBC News reports from Tokyo — As dignitaries from 71 countries joined a crowd of 50,000 on Monday to mark the 67th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack, Japanese officials vowed to revamp energy policies in the wake of the devastating Fukushima nuclear accident.
Librarian, Mrs. Edwards standing by shelved books, holding an open book.
The story behind one of World War II’s most recognizable posters, courtesy of Studiocanoe over at Vimeo.
Camel cigarette ad from Time Magazine, August 20, 1945.
Love the description of the “T-zone”, the “final proving ground for any cigarette…”