Heavy Duty Toys: 1942

Heavy Duty Toys: 1942

Toy factory conversion. From toy trains to parachute flare casings is the work history of Stephanie Cewe, whose skill with this electric screwdriver has been turned to the aid of Uncle Sam's war machine. Then Stephanie used to assemble toy locomotives; today, she uses the same screwdriver to assemble flare casings. A. C. Gilbert Company, New Haven, Connecticut. Photograph taken in February 1942. Photo by Howard R. Hollem. Part of the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. Vintage photo provided by LOC. Original Medium: nitrate negative.