World War II homefront images

The Office of War Information, created in the US during WWII, was an agency designed to aid in the war effort on the homefront.

Among other things, they employed civilians, especially women, to build items needed; these photos show B-52 bombers being constructed.

These particular images were taken by Alfred Palmer between 1940-43 from several plants in California and Texas.

We have gathered close to 20 images and put them into a PDF to use in your classroom.

For more WWII resources check out:

US History PowerPoints

US History Classroom games

World History PowerPoints

Lewis Hine photos

Lewis Hine traveled the US between 1908 and 1924 to document the plight of working children.

The National Child Labor Committee, a lobbying organization for whom Hine worked, helped compile detailed information that in part led to stricter labor laws for youngsters.

We have added several of the pictures that show children as young as 3 working in berry fields to a document that can be used in several ways in the classroom.

For more information on this period in history, check our our Progressive Era PowerPoint and classroom games Critical Decisions of Theodore Roosevelt and Critical Decisions of Woodrow Wilson.