Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland Digital History ID 2612|
Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: LC-USW3-028676-C
Annotation: Women substituted for men on the home front. For the first time in history, married working women outnumbered single working women as 6.3 million women entered the work force during the war. The war challenged the conventional image of female behavior, as "Rosie the Riveter" became the popular symbol of women who abandoned traditional female occupations to work in defense industries.
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