Child Welder, 1943
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“A welder at a boat-and-sub-building yard adjusts her goggles before resuming work, October, 1943. By 1945, women comprised well over a third of the civilian labor force (in 1940, it was closer to a quarter) and millions of those jobs were filled in factories: building bombers, manufacturing munitions, welding, drilling, and riveting for the war effort.”
Source: LIFE (illustration based on photo). I read elsewhere that this was a 12 year old girl in Australia.

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