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The women's work ine the war production

A collection of photographs of women engaged in military production.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 2023
Women have always worked outside the home but never before in the numbers or with the same impact as they did in World War II. Prior to the war, most of the women that did work were from the lower working classes and many of these were minorities. There were a variety of attitudes towards women in the work force. Some thought they should only have jobs that men didn’t want while others felt women should give up their jobs so unemployed men could have a job, especially during the Great Depression. Still others held the view that women from the middle class or above should never lower themselves to go to work. These and other viewpoints would be challenged with the United States’ entry into World War II.

With men off to fight a worldwide war across the Atlantic and the Pacific, women were called to take their place on the production line. The War Manpower Commission, a Federal Agency established to increase the manufacture of war materials, had the task of recruiting women into employment vital to the war effort. Men’s attitude towards women in the work force was one challenge to overcome but, surprisingly, women’s own ideas about work outside the home had to change as well. Two of the primary sources below deal with arguments to challenge these attitudes.

A number of cities across the nation had a positive economic effect because of the demand for manufactured war materials. In Alabama no city felt a greater impact than did Mobile. An estimated ninety-thousand workers swarmed into the city to work in the local war factories, especially in one of the two shipyards (Gulf Shipbuilding and Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding) or in the ALCOA factory. The ALCOA plant alone would produce 34% of the nation’s aluminum, a metal necessary for the production of airplanes. Men still worked at these plants, but without the women, these plants would have never been as productive or as successful as they ultimately were.

After the war, most women returned home, let go from their jobs. Their jobs, again, belonged to men. However, there were lasting effects. Women had proven that they could do the job and within a few decades, women in the workforce became a common sight. An immediate effect is often overlooked. These women had saved much of their wages since there was little to buy during the war. It was this money that helped serve as a down payment for a new home and helped launch the prosperity of the 1950s.
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Industry during the First World War- Hull Q28533

Industry during the First World War- Hull Q28533

Industry during the First World War- Hull Female workers labelling tins of paint at the works of Sissons and Company Ltd, Bankside, Hull, in November 1918.

Women at work during the First World War Q109779

Women at work during the First World War Q109779

Women at work during the First World War A woman war worker shapes a wooden propeller at the aircraft factory of Frederick Tibbenham Ltd, Ipswich.

Industry during the First World War- Hull Q28538

Industry during the First World War- Hull Q28538

Industry during the First World War- Hull A female worker tests varnish at the works of Sissons and Company Ltd, Bankside, Hull, in November 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109959

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109959

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker operating machinery to level soles of boots at a boot manufacture of J. Rawson and Sons Limited in Leicester, 1918.

Civilian War Production 1914 - 1918- Women in Industry HU86044

Civilian War Production 1914 - 1918- Women in Industry HU86044

Civilian War Production 1914 - 1918- Women in Industry Women at work in the dope room at an aircraft factory.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109983

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109983

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers in the laboratory of a caustic soda works of Joseph Crosfield & Sons Limited at Warrington.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109994

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109994

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers wheeling away spent oxide in wheelbarrows in a gas works at an undisclosed location.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110001

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110001

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers trimming hose at the hosiery works of Weldon and Wilkinson Limited at New Basford in Nottingham.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110007

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110007

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Young male and female workers using circular webbing frames in the hosiery works of the Milanese Hosiery and Textile Company Limited at Ilkeston, Derby.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110057

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110057

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers operating the condenser plant at Thew, Hooker, Silby Limited in Buckinghamshire.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110060

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110060

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers employed in the milk industry at a factory of Thew, Hooker, Silby Limited in Buckinghamshire.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q107140

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q107140

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Women, likely factory workers, sitting to have tea on a break.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109822

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109822

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker wearing protection during sand blasting operations in the granite works of Stewart & Co. Limited, Fraser Place, Aberdeen, October 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109964

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109964

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker stitching welts for boots at the boot manufacture of J. Rawson and Sons Limited in Leicester.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109993

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109993

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers shovelling spent oxide from the floor into containers in a gas works at an undisclosed location.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110006

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110006

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Young male and female workers operating warping machines in the hosiery works of the Milanese Hosiery and Textile Company Limited at Ilkeston, Derby.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110063

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110063

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker employed on a plain net machine at a factory of J. B. Tidmans Limited on Alfred Street in Nottingham.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110089

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110089

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers at work in the yard of the sugar refinery of H. Y. Tate and Sons.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109814

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109814

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female gas workers of the Gas Light and Coke Company barrowing coal dust for the furnaces.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109825

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109825

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers giving finished granite a final cleaning in the granite works of Stewart Co. Limited, Fraser Place, Aberdeen, October 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109987

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109987

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers in the wet cleaning department of Johnson Brothers' dye works at Bootle.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110084

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110084

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker cutting fused silica basins for use in lavatories in a factory of Thermal Syndicate Limited at Wallsend-on-Tyne, July 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110098

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110098

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers in the laboratory at the golden syrup factory of A. Lyle and Sons Limited.

Women in the First World War Q109783

Women in the First World War Q109783

Women in the First World War Industry, Transport and Agriculture: A woman working on an aeroplane propeller at Frederick Tibbenham Ltd in Ipswich.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109819

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109819

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker operating a circular polishing machine in the granite works of Stewart & Co. Limited, Fraser Place, Aberdeen, October 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109820

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109820

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker operating a sand blast for designing granite in the granite works of Stewart & Co. Limited, Fraser Place, Aberdeen, October 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109961

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109961

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers operating a machine for loose billing at the boot manufacture of J. Rawson and Sons Limited in Leicester, 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109980

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109980

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers breaking slabs of carbosil at a caustic soda works of Joseph Crosfield & Sons Limited at Warrington.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109990

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109990

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female gas worker stoking the furnaces of a factory at an undisclosed location.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110045

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110045

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers with a male colleague removing slabs of oxidised oil at the linoleum works of Barry Ostlere and Shepherd Limited in Kirkcaldy, August 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110058

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110058

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers operating the drying plant to transform the milk at Thew, Hooker, Silby Limited in Buckinghamshire.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110101

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110101

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker making limbs for dolls at the toy factory of Nell Foy on Church Street in Chelsea, London.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109829

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109829

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female paper mill workers unloading rolls of paper from the railway wagons.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109953

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109953

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers carrying out the final moulding of dough pieces, which are placed into tins ready for baking at the bakery works of W. J. Brookes and Sons Limite... More

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109955

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109955

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers moulding soles for boots at the Portland Shoe Works of T. Roberts and Sons in Leicester, 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109991

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109991

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female gas worker stoking the furnaces of a factory at an undisclosed location.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110002

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110002

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers trimming hose at the hosiery works of Weldon and Wilkinson Limited at New Basford in Nottingham.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110042

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110042

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers at work on the packing floor of a linoleum works of Barry Ostlere and Shepherd Limited in Kirkcaldy, August 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110043

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110043

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker and young male colleagues in the chemical laboratory in the linoleum works of Barry Ostlere and Shepherd Limited in Kirkcaldy, August 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110053

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110053

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers operating a varnishing machine at the linoleum works of Barry Ostlere and Shepherd Limited in Kirkcaldy, August 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110066

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110066

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker and male colleagues unloading casks from a lorry at the oil and seed cake works of Messrs. Loders and Muscoline Limited at Silvertown, London.

Industry during the First World War- Hull Q28537

Industry during the First World War- Hull Q28537

Industry during the First World War- Hull A female worker operating a composition machine at the works of Sissons and Company Ltd, Bankside, Hull, in November 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109950

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109950

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female employee of W. J. Brookes and Sons Limited attending to a dough durder and two moulding machines in their bakery works at Old Trafford in Manchester.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109984

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109984

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers shovelling sand to be washed for silicate of soda at a caustic soda works of Joseph Crosfield & Sons Limited at Warrington.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109989

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109989

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female gas worker stoking the furnaces of a factory at an undisclosed location.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110062

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110062

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker employed on a plain net machine at a factory of J. B. Tidmans Limited on Alfred Street in Nottingham.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110064

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110064

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker employed on a plain net machine at a factory of J. B. Tidmans Limited on Alfred Street in Nottingham.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110096

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110096

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers at the golden syrup factory of A. Lyle and Sons Limited emptying the centrifugals.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110102

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110102

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker making dolls' heads at the factory of Nell Foy on Church Street in Chelsea, London.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q107064

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q107064

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers painting wooden toys, likely during the First World War.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109958

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109958

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker operating machinery at the boot manufacture of J. Rawson and Sons Limited at Leicester, 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109962

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109962

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female worker channeling the outsides of boots at the boot manufacture of J. Rawson and Sons Limited in Leicester, 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109988

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109988

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female gas worker stoking the furnaces of a factory at an undisclosed location.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110005

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110005

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Young male and female workers in the winding machine shop of the hosiery works of the Milanese Hosiery and Textile Company Limited at Ilkeston, Derby.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110054

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110054

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers finishing the linoleum by hand on examination tables at the linoleum works of Barry Ostlere and Shepherd Limited in Kirkcaldy, August 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110059

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110059

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers making crates for the milk produce at Thew, Hooker, Silby Limited in Buckinghamshire.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110070

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110070

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers shovelling coal for the furnaces at the oil and seed cake works of Messrs. Loders and Muscoline Limited at Silvertown, London.

Industry during the First World War- Hull Q28531

Industry during the First World War- Hull Q28531

Industry during the First World War- Hull A female worker operates a paint grinding machine at the works of Sissons and Company Ltd, Bankside, Hull, in November 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109802

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109802

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers process marking while making clothes in a factory at an undisclosed location.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109805

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109805

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker cutting cloth with a band knife in a clothing factory at an undisclosed location.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109951

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109951

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers feeding dough durders in the bakery works of W. J. Brookes and Sons Limited at Old Trafford in Manchester.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109960

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109960

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker moulding boot soles at the boot manufacture of J. Rawson and Sons Limited in Leicester, 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109986

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109986

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers operating dry cleaning machines at the dye works of Johnson Brothers at Bootle.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110048

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110048

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers at work in the cork mill at the linoleum works of Barry Ostlere and Shepherd Limited in Kirkcaldy, August 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110056

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110056

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers weighing the milk at Thew, Hooker, Silby Limited in Buckinghamshire.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110087

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110087

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker drilling a hole in a fused silica muffle in a factory of Thermal Syndicate Limited at Wallsend-on-Tyne, July 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110092

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110092

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers trucking and stamping sacks of sugar at the sugar refinery of H. Y. Tate and Sons.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110093

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110093

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers trucking sacks of produce on the raw sugar floor of the sugar refinery of H. Y. Tate and Sons.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110094

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110094

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Women working in the production of golden syrup at A. Lyle and Sons Limited, washing filter cloths.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q108277

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q108277

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A tug of war team composed of women munition workers, members of the King's Norton Club during the First World War.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109791

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109791

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A blacksmith being assisted by his wife and daughter, at work in the smithy, 23rd August 1916.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109803

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109803

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers in the laboratory of a chemical works of Brunner Mond & Co. at Northwich in Manchester.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109809

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109809

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female millers smiling with flour-covered faces while sewing up the sacks of flour at the mill of Joseph Rank Limited at Birkenhead.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109816

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109816

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker sawing through granite blocks in the works of Stewart & Co. Limited, Fraser Place, Aberdeen, October 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109821

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109821

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker operating a sand blast for designing granite in the granite works of Stewart & Co. Limited, Fraser Place, Aberdeen, October 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109954

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109954

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers removing the loaves of bread from the tins they were baked in and packing them into despatch trays at the bakery works of W. J. Brookes and Sons ... More

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109976

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109976

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers bagging cement in a factory of the Glasgow Iron and Steel Company at Glasgow.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109978

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109978

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers steaming casks in the cooperage at the caustic soda works of Joseph Crosfield & Sons Limited at Warrington.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110008

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110008

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers operating patent cotton underwear machines in a hosiery works of the Milanese Hosiery and Textile Company Limited at Ilkeston, Derby.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110095

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110095

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker of A. Lyle and Sons Limited attending the vacuum pans, producing golden syrup.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110097

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110097

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female kiln workers at the golden syrup factory of A. Lyle and Sons Limited.

First World War Womens War work Collection Q109780

First World War Womens War work Collection Q109780

First World War Womens War work Collection Woman planing propeller Public domain photograph related to the British military forces, World War One, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q107059

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q107059

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Women dancing in pairs by the stage in the hall of the King's Norton Club for Women Munition Workers in Abbeywood, ca. 1916.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q108275

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q108275

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Women dancing in pairs by the stage in the hall of the King's Norton Club for Women Munition Workers in Abbeywood, ca. 1916.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109792

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109792

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female village blacksmith at work in her smithy.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109804

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109804

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers handcutting cloth in a clothing factory at an undisclosed location.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109956

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109956

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers stitching soles for boots at the Portland Shoe Works of T. Roberts and Sons in Leicester, 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109979

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109979

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers filling barrels with silicate of soda at a caustic soda works of Joseoph Crosfield & Sons Limited at Warrington.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109982

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109982

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers painting and scraping the works transporter bridge of a caustic soda works of Joseph Crosfield & Sons Limited at Warrington.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109995

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109995

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers wheeling away spent oxide in wheelbarrows in a gas works at an undisclosed location.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109999

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109999

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female gas workers polishing the brass parts of gas fittings in a factory at an undisclosed location.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110050

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110050

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers at work in the paint grinding department of the linoleum works of Barry Ostlere and Shepherd Limited in Kirkcaldy, August 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110061

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110061

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers taking dough pieces from the durder and feeding the moulding machines at the bakery works of W. J. Brookes and Sons Limited at Old Trafford in Ma... More

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110103

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q110103

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker stitching bodies for dolls on a sewing machine at the factory of Nell Foy on Church Street in Chelsea, London.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109808

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109808

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female millers trucking sacks to the flour mills of Joseph Rank Limited at Birkenhead.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109810

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109810

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female gas workers of the Gas Light and Coke Company bagging coke at the works.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109818

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109818

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker operating a polishing machine in the granite works of Stewart & Co. Limited, Fraser Place, Aberdeen, October 1918.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109965

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109965

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 A female worker operating a slugging machine at the boot manufacture of J. Rawson and Sons Limited in Leicester.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109981

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109981

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female workers slabbing carbosil in a caustic soda works of Joseph Crosfield & Sons Limited at Warrington.

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109992

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Q109992

THE WOMEN'S WORK IN THE WAR PRODUCTION, 1914-1918 Female labourers heaving sacks of coal in a gas works at an undisclosed location.

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