An unidentified female employee of a shipyard in Portland during WWII takes a lunch break. Women were recruited into wartime industry jobs when men were sent overseas. Portland’s shipyards attracted thousands of women and African American workers looking for skilled, high-wage jobs. Learn more about the Kaiser Shipyards from the Oregon Encyclopedia https://oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/kaiser_shipyards/#.Ww3W6e4vxaQ
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