Sunday, May 10, 2015

Women at War: Mrs. Smuda. 1942.

Women at war (Mrs. Smuda). Mrs. Smuda, 1942-style American mother, is up and out every morning before 6:45 a.m., ready to check in at the Frankford, Pennsylvania Arsenal. From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mrs. Smuda tapers cartridge cases for 50-caliber machine gun shells. Before and after work she fills the role of mother, grandmother, and manager of this eight-room house in which she has lived for twenty-five years.

photograph: Howard Liberman, March 1942. Office of War Information - OWI.  Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540

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