Female welder, Tyneside, UK, 1942, a photo by Cecil Beaton taken when he worked for the Ministry of Information during World War II. As in the US, during the war women, by necessity, took over men’s jobs.
View of a woman worker taking a test for manual dexterity at the AC Spark Plug Division plant. Man’s hand holding stopwatch in foreground. Label on back: “Skill in turning the pegs a full turn helps select those girls with better manual dexterity.” Handwritten on back: “AC Spark Plug Div. Women workers.” 1942-45
Courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library
A London Underground official drinking a cup of coffee or tea during trials of new automatic trains on a section of the Central Line. The trains are intended for use on the newly opened Victoria underground line, London, 1968 / more [+]London Underground posts