467 Ships of California Shipbuilding Corporation, Part 1.
Collection:
Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library
Object Type:
Prints, photographic
Title:
Woman welder at California Shipbuilding Corporation, May 11, 1943.
Description:
Woman welder photographed on the launching day of S.S. CHARLES CROCKER at California Shipbuilding Corporation, May 11, 1943.
Explanation of Details:
During World War II, while many men served in the military, women acquired skills that allowed them to competently fill jobs traditionally held by men. At the time, a family's head of household was female, and in many cases, whose experience in skilled labor increased during the productive war years.
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