Hog Island Shipyard

Library of Congress

Hog Island Shipyard workers

Hog Island Shipyard workers

A 1918 photo of women electric welders at Hog Island Shipyard in Philadelphia, Pa. These are the first women to be engaged in actual ship construction, in the United States.

Stay connected with Women in the World! Get updated on the news and receive information about #WITW events before they happen.