Young women delivering ice, 1918. During World War I, women took over the jobs the men fighting overseas left behind. While not to the extent of World war II-era female employment, women answered the call for workers time and again. Through their hard work and dedication, these women reiterated the fact that not only could they do ‘man-sized’ jobs, but could do them well! The two above are not Rosie the Riveter but, rather, Rosie the Riveter’s mother, aunt, or neighbor.
Young Women Delivering Ice, 1918
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