|Title||Women building tank at Pacific Car and Foundry factory, 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.|
This 1943 photo shows a group of women assembling a Sherman tank at the Pacific Car and Foundry factory. 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.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: RENTON, Wash., Pacific Car and Foundry Co.|
Caption information source: P-I exhibit, research files.
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||Factories--Washington (State)--Renton; Laborers--Washington (State)--Renton; Defense industry--Washington (State)--Renton; Tanks (Military science)--Washington (State)--Renton; War work--Washington (State)--Renton; World War, 1939-1945; Women--Washington (State)--Seattle; Pacific Car and Foundry Company (Renton, Wash.) |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Renton |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.6759.11 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |