Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, C. & N.W. R.R., Clinton, Iowa (LOC)

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Delano, Jack,, photographer.

Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, C. & N.W. R.R., Clinton, Iowa

1943 April

1 transparency : color.

Notes:
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Photograph shows Marcella Hart at left, Mrs. Elibia Siematter at right.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Subjects:
Chicago and North Western Railway Company
World War, 1939-1945
Eating & drinking
Women--Employment
Railroad employees
United States--Iowa--Clinton

Format: Transparencies--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 12002-13 (DLC) 93845501

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a34808

Call Number: LC-USW36-644

KristieLB, Mémona Madi, and 203 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. carbonated 76 months ago | reply

    I love the activity captured here. This is fantastic.

  2. velokitty 76 months ago | reply

    This is great... I love the other photos of women workers, but this feels so much more truthful

  3. roderickbodine 76 months ago | reply

    I agree. No lipstick, fancy hairstyles or nice clothes. This photo doesn't have the "staged" feel like most of the other working women photos in this set.

  4. danperry.com 76 months ago | reply

    Wow, this one is really something. Easily a favorite.

  5. jdavis417 76 months ago | reply

    Title: Business As Usual

  6. Lackluster photos [deleted] 76 months ago | reply

    The coveralls tell the truth. And thats the way it was.

  7. kayteego 76 months ago | reply

    When it says "their rest room," does that mean men have a separate one?

  8. ree_kavok [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

    These photos are priceless! Unfortunately, I'm spending hours browsing them and imagining what it was like in those days.

  9. eagle_452 [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

    I am glad they have these as I grew up in Clinton, Iowa and remember the huge railroad yard. This was 50s and 60s for me and now the rail yard is gone.

  10. tech2321 70 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Clinton Iowa, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  11. Mr. Hepe 69 months ago | reply

    Wow. A Rockwellian tableau.

  12. Miss History 67 months ago | reply

    I own a pair of goggles almost exactly like the ones these ladies have.

  13. Ricardo Barbieri 66 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Man @ work, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  14. Lú_ 64 months ago | reply

    This image has been used in the indicommons.org post Interview: Helena Zinkham, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress -- for, perhaps, those red fingernails.


  15. fayemurman [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

    i wonder what they are talking about

  16. Cowtipper 60 months ago | reply

    Their probably talking about having their picture taken and, gee, doesn't it take a lot of work just to take our picture, but, the guy with the camera said it will in color and you know I've never seen a color picture of myself before, except in the mirror you know. I wish they'd hurry up though, cause we got to get back to work soon....

  17. Gabain 58 months ago | reply

    phenomenal shot. I am impressed how good the quality is after all these years.

  18. roselunatic 47 months ago | reply

    amazing "powerful" shot in every way.

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