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Workers on the Rambler Assembly Line: Kenosha Wisconsin

February 12, 2018
Today’s circa 1958-’60 human interest photos are from a set taken of workers on the full-sized Rambler assembly line located at the American Motors plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Toiling away on one of these lines, depending on the job is both hard, tedious and mind-numbing to do day in, day out while standing on hard concrete floors. During the summer months factory workers also have to endure mid-western heat waves accompanied by high humidity.

The lead image contains a woman and a man sitting on stools assembling parts in the headlight area while a second woman standing in the middle is performing a separate task. Four enlargeable photos below show a man spot welding panels of the body together in a rear wheel well, and others working on subassemblies and different parts of the cars.

Tell us what you find of interest in this series of photographs courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Libraries.


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