|Title||Woman working on a tank, Pacific Car and Foundry company, Renton, 1943 |
|Caption||The Pacific Car and Foundry Company got its start in Seattle in the early 1900s building railroad cars for the logging industry. The company expanded quickly and, in 1905, bought land in Renton for a new plant. Now known as PACCAR, the company has factories in five countries, making heavy-duty trucks and other vehicles, railcars, and mining equipment. During World War II, the company manufactured products needed by the military. Like Boeing, Pacific Car and Foundry employed many women in traditionally male jobs in order to keep up with war-related production.|
In this photo, a woman talks with a male co-worker as they work together on a Sherman tank.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: RENTON, Wash., Pacific Car and Foundry Co.|
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 12, 1943.
|Subjects||Defense industry--Washington (State)--Renton; Factories--Washington (State)--Renton; Laborers--Washington (State)--Renton; Pacific Car and Foundry Company (Renton, Wash.); Tanks (Military science)--Washington (State)--Renton; War work--Washington (State)--Renton; Women--Employment--Washington (State)--Renton; World War, 1939-1945 |
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Renton |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.6759.5 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI). |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from film negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS5, JPEG quality measurement 5. |