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Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, famed photographer Edward Steichen recruited Charles Fenno Jacobs (1904-1975) to join his Naval Aviation Photographic Unit. The U.S. Navy had established this special group to document and publicize its aviation activities and allowed Steichen to recruit the most talented photographers he could find.

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Man working on hull of U.S. Submarine at Electric Boat Co., Groton, Conn.

"Man working on hull of U.S. Submarine at Electric Boat Co., Groton, Conn."
By Lt. Comdr. Charles Fenno Jacobs, August 1943

National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1798-1947
(80-G-468517) [VENDOR # 108]

Lunch time at the Vega aircraft plant, Burbank, Calif. A quartet of girl workers

"Lunch time at the Vega aircraft plant, Burbank, Calif. A quartet of girl workers"
By Lt. Comdr. Charles Fenno Jacobs, August 1943

National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1798-1947
(80-G-412639) [VENDOR # 111]

Navy pilots on leave dancing with their dates at the Chris Holmes Rest Home in Hawaii

"Navy pilots on leave dancing with their dates at the Chris Holmes Rest Home in Hawaii"
By Lt. Comdr. Charles Fenno Jacobs, March 1944

National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1798-1947
(80-G-475095) [VENDOR # 109]

Tired member of VF-17 pauses under the squadron scoreboard at Bougainville

"Tired member of VF-17 pauses under the squadron scoreboard at Bougainville"
By Lt. Comdr. Charles Fenno Jacobs, February 1944

National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1798-1947
(80-G-475093) [VENDOR # 181]

Much tattooed sailor aboard the USS New Jersey (BB 62

"Much tattooed sailor aboard the USS New Jersey (BB 62)"
By Lt. Comdr. Charles Fenno Jacobs, December 1944

National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1798-1947
(80-G-470222) [VENDOR # 112]

Japanese prisoners of war are bathed, clipped, "deloused," and issued GI clothing as soon as they are taken aboard the USS New Jersey

"Japanese prisoners of war are bathed, clipped, "deloused," and issued GI clothing as soon as they are taken aboard the USS New Jersey"
By Lt. Comdr. Charles Fenno Jacobs, December 1944

National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1798-1947
(80-G-469956) [VENDOR # 110]
 
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Walter Lubken | Lewis Hine | George W. Ackerman
Dorothea Lange | Charles Fenno Jacobs
Danny Lyon | Ansel Adams

 

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