From: Winnipeg, MB
that's fabric covered
That and the color is what intrigued me. And her glamorous look!
Some type of trainer or floatplane? Or were there any fabric covered floats.
The whole picture is surely staged for marketing/propaganda purposes? The woman was probably either the best looking woman the photography team could find at the plant, else a model they brought with them from Hollywood!
Surely that paint was applied in a more assembly line fashion, probably with sprayers and almost certainly with a stencil when it comes to the star (well, two stencils, first a circle to get the white on top of the yellow, then the star with circle blocked to get the black star legs).
If they literally had some dollish Rosie the Riveter painting all the stars on their airplanes we would've lost the war!
I was thinking that refurbishing old fabric covered planes would be contracted out to small companies while the big ones had their massive assembly lines. A small company might not have bothered buying paint spraying equipment for a small, one-time contract.
Agree with the choice of pretty woman and staging of the photo for propaganda or advertising purposes.
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