Feb 8, 2009

On the Lookout

Identified as Barbara Mortensen, this woman was a fire and aircraft lookout on Pine Mountain in New Hampshire during World War II. Her job involved carrying firewood up 56 steps. Notes elsewhere explain that her husband, a ski champion, was away serving as a machinist's mate in the U.S. Navy.

Photo by John Collier, 1943. [American Memory link]