The quality of these pictures to support the war effort are wonderful and remind us what an important roll "Rosie the riveter" and women in general played in that effort, indeed here in the U.K , some of my aunts worked at AVRO doing twelve hour shifts building Lancaster Bombers in those days during WW11 when I was a child.
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These are wonderful. The lighting was definitely set up and does appear "staged" but on the other hand they provide great drama and clarity. What's also interesting is how many "rules of photography" were followed. Rules of thirds, compositional balance, people looking "into" the photos not "out", no negative space, etc. except for one or two. Did they have a book on composition back then or were they writing it?