Marcella Hart and Viola Sievers work as wipers with the Chicago and North Western Railroad and are seen about to clean one of the giant “H” class locomotives in Clinton, Iowa. During World War II, women took jobs that were previously barred to them because of their gender. Jobs that were typically filled by men during peace time. The railroad industry was one such example.
Women Railroad Wipers, 1943
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