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Women Workers in Bush Terminal, Brooklyn, c. 1944

Women Workers in Bush Terminal, Brooklyn, c. 1944

Women freight-handlers at the docks of the Bush Terminal, Brooklyn. During World War II, male laborers places at the Brooklyn wharves were being filled by women. Here, instead of Rosie the Riveter, we have the "Longshoregirls." 

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You've Come a Long Way, Baby, Since 1930!

You've Come a Long Way, Baby, Since 1930!

Around 1930, the Women's International Smoking Club hosted its first "smoker." These two women can be seen enjoying a smoke and furthering the cause. Unfortunately, their efforts toward putting women on more equal footing with men, who had been enjoying "smokers" for quite some time, had some unforeseen consequences.

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