Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Welding Women: Vintage labor photo

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 23, 2010 4:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Politics, The Movement
Tags: labor history, labor in America, women at work, women's history, WWII

According to the vendor selling this estate rarity, these folks were welders. Looks like a World War II-era factory crew doing their bit back home, and happy to be part of the war effort. I wonder how many of those women got to keep their jobs after the soldiers returned?

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Great photo. Good depth of field. The sepia tone adds feeling and a sense of perspective.

Luckily I had the chance to get to know a Rosie the riveter shortly before she passed.She was something else maybe 5"3 and 100 pounds soaking wet but she helped to get the job done when America needed her and women like her.I believe if I remember correctly she kept her job and retired from Douglas.Thanks for posting the old pictures.

They look like a hardy team of souls.

My Grandmother worked as a truck driver and repaired Air Force planes during WWII, raising my Mom part of the time on Mather AFB near Sacramento. Wouldn't surprise me if this picture were taken at a hangar...