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Female war worker
Alternative Title
Housing Authority Photo Collection
Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, California
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1940
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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A female war worker poses with the airplane she is helping build. The photographer's caption reads: "Rosie the Riverter was a popular song during WWII. She really did work on the planes and other high priority items. Women who had never worked at any job,or any job like this, became anxious to help their husbands, brothers and sons get home sooner." She is a resident at Rodger Young Village.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Housing Authority Collection;
GPC_b30_f4; A-005-594 4x5
Airplane factories--California--Los Angeles
Women employees--California--Los Angeles
African Americans--California--Los Angeles
World War, 1939-1945
War work

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