Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wendy the Welder and the WPA

Above: The description for this photograph reads, in part, "This young lady is training to work on the assembly line of one of our great war plants. In preparation for this task, she devotes six nights a week to a WPA vocational training school where experienced instructors show her the technique of modern welding." Recently, an event in Bakersfield, California, honored the work of our nation's Rosie the Riveters and Wendy the Welders during World War II. A war veteran who spoke at the event said, "Who knows what would have become of us if it were not for you." The photograph above was taken by Howard Liberman, and is part of the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. Provided courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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