These photos document the factory as it operated in the 1940s when heat, sweat and axel grease mingled as men forged raw materials into working machine parts.
Photo credit: Library of Congress.
Lincoln, Nebraska photographer Jason Ortiz photographed the factory in 2010. In these photos, you might spot updated equipment such as florescent lighting, 20th Century heating and a refrigerator for workers’ lunches. Otherwise, the factory remained as it was in the 1940s.
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