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Operating a hand drill at the North American Aviation, Inc., a woman is in the control surface department assembling a section of the leading edge for the horizontal stabilizer of a plane. Although the image of "Rosie the Riveter" reflected the industrial work of welders and riveters, the majority of working women filled non-factory positions in every sector of the economy. What unified the experiences of these women was that they proved to themselves, and the country, that they could do a man's job and could do it well. Photographed by Alfred T. Palmer, 1942.

Operating a hand drill at the North American Aviation, Inc., a woman is in the control surface department assembling a section of the leading edge for the horizontal stabilizer of a plane. Although the image of "Rosie the Riveter" reflected the industrial work of welders and riveters, the majority of working women filled non-factory positions in every sector of the economy. What unified the experiences of these women was that they proved to themselves, and the country, that they could do a man's job  and could do it well. Photographed by Alfred T. Palmer, 1942. Stock Photo
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Science History Images / Alamy Stock Photo

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T966RN

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38.7 MB (937.9 KB Compressed download)

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4200 x 3221 px | 35.6 x 27.3 cm | 14 x 10.7 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

25 February 2018

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This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

WWII, Woman Worker, Airplane Factory, 1942

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