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A welder at a boat-and-sub-building yard adjusts her goggles before resuming work, October 1943

December 1943. "Lynn Massman, wife of a second class petty officer who is studying in Washington, does the washing every morning." Medium-format negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.

14 Striking Photos Of Women At Work During The First World War

A fireman from the London Fire Brigade, wearing a smoke helmet. (Photo by Topical Press AgencyGetty Images). Circa fireman from the London Fire Brigade, wearing a smoke helmet. (Photo

Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque or obituaries mention her greatest discovery…Everyone knows Charles Darwin discovered evolution and Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, textbooks simply say the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know? Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a truly extraordinary woman.

Upper Michigan circa 1899. "The loggers." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company