Oyida the Riveter

Howard R. Hollem/ Library of Congress

Oyida Peaks riveter Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Oyida Peaks riveter Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

A rivet is her fighting weapon. Oyida Peaks, daughter of a Navy lieutenant, one of many women who took NYA training to become mechanics at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. After eight weeks apprenticeship she will be qualified as a civil service worker in the Assembly and Repair Department. (Photo by Howard R. Hollem / The Library of Congress)

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