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15 Vivid Color Photos Show The Real-Life "Rosie The Riveter"

Lucile Mazurek, age 29, working on black-out lamps to be used on the gasoline trailers in the Air Force. February 1943."

Answering the nation's need for womanpower, Mrs. Virginia Davis made arrangement for the care of her two children during the day and joined her husband at work in the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Both are employed under Civil Service

June 1943. "Washington, D.C. Pasting up a telegram at the Western Union telegraph office. Doris and Dorothy Bell send and receive telegrams from the Baltimore circuit." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.

Women become skilled shop technicians after careful training in the school at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant, Long Beach, Calif. in February 1942. Most important of the many types of aircraft made at this plant are the B-17F ("Flying Fortress") heavy bomber, the A-20 ("Havoc") assault bomber and the C-47 heavy transport plane for the carrying of troops and cargo. (Alfred T. Palmer/U.S. Office of War Information/Library of Congress)

Community Post: Women At Work During World War II

The Women Workers of WWII-- Oyida Peaks riveting. Photographed by Howard R. Hallem in August 1942.

Women are trained to do precise and vital engine installation detail in Douglas Aircraft Company plants, Long Beach, Calif. (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr

Rare color photos: Kids in the 1940s

Great color palette and texture in the clothing. Rare color photos: Kids in the April 1943 Children from a rural school, San Augustine County, Texas.

19 Amazing Photos Of Female Riveters During WWII

19 Amazing Photos Of Female Riveters During WWII - My grandmother was a Riveter who worked on planes in the San Francisco Bay Area Air Base.... She also rode a motorcycle while she was at it, seems that passions do run in the family;)