These “Top Women” worked at Gary’s (Indiana) U.S. Steel Works during World War II. Their job was to clean up, at regular intervals, the tops of twelve blast furnaces. As a safety precaution, they wear oxygen masks.
“Top Women” at U.S. Steel Works
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