Oct 23, 2008

Arms Inspector

to locate this image on the American Memory website, use search terms BERTHA and KENTUCKYIdentified as 21-year-old Bertha Stallworth, this young woman inspected artillery cartridges as part of her job. Hundreds of similar photos in this collection show women performing non-traditional tasks while men served in the armed forces during World War II.

Taken in Frankfort, Kentucky in Jan. 1943.

(photographer: Howard R. Hollem)

to locate this image, use search terms: Bertha, Kentucky