Colorized photo from 1917
Original title: Big gun section
Photographer: Harris & Ewing
Location: Washington Navy Yard
This is the big gun section of the Washington Navy Yard, they were responsible for making guns and weapons in general. Each department specialized in making some part of a weapon. One section made shells, while another made torpedo tubes.
This department made big guns, presumably for big-gun battleships. You can see its a fairly modern workshop, as each lathe has its own motor. I think its interesting how loose a belt can be, check out that big wheel, it has a belt flapping around. Makes you wonder if it took a person's hat off, it would explain some of their hair lines.
January 9th, 2021
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