Factory worker filing small gun parts, Milwaukee

Hollem, Howard R.
“One of the girls of Vilter [Manufacturing] Co. filing small gun parts, Milwaukee, Wisc.,” Part of Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Collection 12002-21, 1943, Library of Congress.

Photographers working for the U.S. Office of War Information documented the dependence of factories on women workers. In February 1943 this young woman at the Vilter Manufacturing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, had one brother in the Coast Guard, and another going into the Army.

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