Aircraft motor workers

Ann Rosener/Library of Congress

Women in industry

Women in industry

Employers’ resistance to the hiring of women workers in war industries was rapidly becoming a thing of the past in 1942, and this young employee of a Midwest aircraft motor plant embodies the reasons for this change of heart. With no previous industrial experience, she mastered the operation of this compressed-air machine in record time, and is now polishing airplane motor parts with speed and skill. (Photo by Ann Rosener)

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