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Women’s History Month 2015: Photos of women at work in the first half of 20th century

Hard labor in a cotton mill while pregnant, the first all-woman jury, prepping for war and much more

March is Women’s History Month, so pay tribute by taking a look back at some of the pioneering women who entered the American workforce in the first half of the 20th century. Women throughout the decades have fought for rights in the workplace, and, though much progress has been made — as some of these photos will illustrate — U.S. and global culture still has a long way to go before true gender equality is achieved.

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