Women In Steel

1. Ann Zarik has been employed in Carnegie-Illinois Steel Works at Gary, Ind. for five months. She is a flame burner, and her job is to cut out pieces of armour plate for ballistic tests. Her father is a millwright at the Gary Works, and her sweetheart is in the Air Corps stationed in North Africa.

2. Bernice Daunora, 31, is a member of the “top gang” and must wear a “one-hour, lightweight breathing apparatus” as protection against gas escaping from blast furnaces. Mrs. Daunora, who is of Scottish descent, is married, has one son. Her brother is in the armed forces. She has been working at Carnegie-Illinois since last February.

3. Transfer car operator Mae Harris, 23, signals crane man above to return the empty, hot metal ladle to the transfer car (left).

4. Women wearing gas masks clean blast furnace top at Gary, Ind. steel mill.

5. Girl metallurgical observer uses optical pyrometer in determining temperature of steel in open hearth.

6-7. Women In Steel

Photo: Margaret Bourke-White/LIFE.

In: LIFE, 9 Aug 1943

31 Jan. 1978. The first female astronaut candidates. 
These six mission specialist astronaut candidates are the first women ASCANs to be named by NASA. They are, left to right, Rhea Seddon, Anna L. Fisher, Judith A. Resnik, Shannon W. Lucid, Sally K. Ride and Kathryn D. Sullivan. 
Photo credit: NASA

31 Jan. 1978. The first female astronaut candidates.

These six mission specialist astronaut candidates are the first women ASCANs to be named by NASA. They are, left to right, Rhea Seddon, Anna L. Fisher, Judith A. Resnik, Shannon W. Lucid, Sally K. Ride and Kathryn D. Sullivan. 

Photo credit: NASA

WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services) on duty at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. WAVES in the low pressure chamber at the main dispensary during a special run. Altitude is 18000 ft to 30000 feet. 10/14/1943.
via Navy Medicine

WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services) on duty at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. WAVES in the low pressure chamber at the main dispensary during a special run. Altitude is 18000 ft to 30000 feet. 10/14/1943.

via Navy Medicine

Villamosplakátok a nyolcvanas évekből (via Vatera)

A moszkvai 15. sz. Taxivállalat versenycsapata az 1973. évi Női Rallye-n. In: Autó-motor, 1974. III. 21.
The racing team of the Moscow Taxi Co. No. 15. at the 1973 Women’s Rallye Championship.

A moszkvai 15. sz. Taxivállalat versenycsapata az 1973. évi Női Rallye-n. In: Autó-motor, 1974. III. 21.

The racing team of the Moscow Taxi Co. No. 15. at the 1973 Women’s Rallye Championship.

Two nurses. In: CPCP - Братерство. Мистецтво, Київ, 1972.

Two nurses. In: CPCP - Братерство. Мистецтво, Київ, 1972.

Edward Mann Hats, 1966.On the left a model wears a vinyl helmet with perspex earphone called ‘Sea Diver’ and on the right is ‘Seaspray’ a red and white racing cap with a sun-protecting visor.  Both are from designer Edward Mann’s Spring Collection being modelled in London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Edward Mann Hats, 1966.

On the left a model wears a vinyl helmet with perspex earphone called ‘Sea Diver’ and on the right is ‘Seaspray’ a red and white racing cap with a sun-protecting visor.  Both are from designer Edward Mann’s Spring Collection being modelled in London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

A bátor kubai nők a néppel együtt védik hazájuk szabadságát. V. Volodkin felvétele. In: Asszonyok, 1961/6.Brave Cuban women protect the freedom of their country. Photo: V. Volodkin. 1961.

A bátor kubai nők a néppel együtt védik hazájuk szabadságát. V. Volodkin felvétele. In: Asszonyok, 1961/6.

Brave Cuban women protect the freedom of their country. Photo: V. Volodkin. 1961.

Galeries Lafayette. In: L’Illustration, 11 Mai 1929.

Galeries Lafayette. In: L’Illustration, 11 Mai 1929.

Wading woman brave the Atoyac River to bring vegetables to the Oaxaca market. Market profits are so meager that few farm people use the nearby toll bridge.  In: Life World Library - Mexico, by William Weber Johnson and The Editors of Life. Time Inc., New York, 1964.

Wading woman brave the Atoyac River to bring vegetables to the Oaxaca market. Market profits are so meager that few farm people use the nearby toll bridge.  In: Life World Library - Mexico, by William Weber Johnson and The Editors of Life. Time Inc., New York, 1964.