This Friday is Remembrance Day, so for this week’s blog posts I am going to focus on Canada during WWII. That means today’s Vintage Photo Tuesday are images of Canadian Women on the Home Front, doing their part for their Country.
1943-Time to punch in and begin your service for Canada.
January 1943-Mrs. Mackay using a Riveting gun at a shipyard in Pictou, Nova Scotia.
Defense workers on the line.
Not all women during WWII were working on items for overseas, there was regular upkeep needed of items already made in Canada. Like the train pictured below.
At the same plant mentioned above a woman sews cordite bags. On a vintage hair note, check out that style. Wow!
It was important in some factories that the workers minds did not go idle, so music was played to help combat this. The below picture is of 2 women workers selecting the music to be played from their central control room at a Montreal factory.
Female munitions worker Françoise Corbeil turns out parts while listening to the piped music in her factory.
Break Time! Group of female workers enjoying a break from their work at a munitions plant.
Testing lenses, at the Instruments Division of the Canadian Arsenals Ltd. optical plant. On another vintage hair note, nice to see hair that looks like mine when I style it (not perfect!).
The Perry Sisters, employed at the Dominion Arsenals Ltd. plant, armed with rake, watering can and pitchfork, help look after the vegetable garden where they are working (looking mighty cute I might add).
1943-Women of the Aluminum Co. wait in line to get an autograph from famous Canadian fighter pilot ‘George “Buzz” Beurling‘. Helen Fowler is the lucky lady first in line.
After a hard day in the factory there is nothing better than catching a few rays with friends. French-Canadian women at Dominion Arsenals (Personal Note: I adore this image).
Hope you enjoyed the images of our hard-working Canadian ladies of the 1940’s. Thank you for your service!
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