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Portrait of LIFE photographer and journalist Margaret Bourke-White (1904 - 1971), dressed in an airforce uniform, as she sits atop the engine (labelled 'Peggy') of a B-17 bomber named 'Flying Flit-Gun,' Polebrook, Northamptonshire, England, fall 1942. The plane originates from the 97th Bombardment Group of the 8th Bomber Command (later 8th Air Force) which was stationed at Polebrook from June until November of 1942. (Photo by Margaret Bourke-White/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Oyster Shuckers on the Shore After the Civil War, many African Americans found work in the Chesapeake seafood industries. Packing houses in small communities such as Crisfield, on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, primarily employed African American women as oyster shuckers. In this 1891 image, the workers are atop the detritus of their handiwork—a pile of oyster shells.