Shared Photo: "Top Women" at U.S. Steel Facility, 1940-45 WWII

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National Archives Flickr Albums. "Top Women" at U.S. Steel Facility in Gary, Indiana, 1940-1945, during WWII. Their job Is to clean up at regular intervals on the tops of twelve blast furnaces. As a safety precaution, they wore oxygen masks. Retrieved 15 Sep 2016.

Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, MD. Image is public domain and free of copyright. Photographer name not given.

I wanted to share this photo of DuBois Copyright Free & CC Image Cabinet with the community. Location: Gary, Indiana. Date: 1940-45
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in The Tree House by Rod DuBois G2G6 Pilot (179k points)
edited by Ellen Smith

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The safety oxygen mask certainly would not look like this today. What a remarkable

Great photo from the old archives.

Thank you for sharing
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)

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