Women Riveters at Willow Run Bomber Plant, Michigan, 1944

Summary

Women made up approximately one-third of the workers at Ford Motor Company's Willow Run Plant during World War II. Women did everything from clerical work in the offices to riveting and welding on the assembly line. Labor shortages made women essential to war industries and the government actively recruited them to join the workforce.

Women made up approximately one-third of the workers at Ford Motor Company's Willow Run Plant during World War II. Women did everything from clerical work in the offices to riveting and welding on the assembly line. Labor shortages made women essential to war industries and the government actively recruited them to join the workforce.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

23 August 1944

Subject Date

23 August 1944

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.833.P.80512

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.125 in

Width: 11 in

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