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Women At Work Collection

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: It Was Her Business To Get There, c1941 (1942)

It Was Her Business To Get There, c1941 (1942). A girl Ambulance Driver sets out through the blitz. From Frontline 1940-1941. [His Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1942]

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: The Writing Desk, 1915. Creator: Frederick Childe Hassam

The Writing Desk, 1915. Creator: Frederick Childe Hassam
The Writing Desk, 1915

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Policewoman Parks of Chicago, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Policewoman Parks of Chicago, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Policewoman Parks of Chicago, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Mrs. H.S. Blatch & associates, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Mrs. H.S. Blatch & associates, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Mrs. H.S. Blatch & associates, between c1910 and c1915. Shows (left to right) Susan Walker Fitzgerald (1871-1943), Emma Bugbee (1888-1981)

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: A.H. Brown & Harriet Mills, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

A.H. Brown & Harriet Mills, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
A.H. Brown & Harriet Mills, 1913. Shows Alfred H. Brown, member of the Men's League for Woman Suffrage with Harriet May Mills, president of the New York State Woman's Suffrage Association

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Mrs. Sus. Fitzgerald, Emma Bugby, Maggie Murphy, Mrs. H.S. Blatch, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Mrs. Sus. Fitzgerald, Emma Bugby, Maggie Murphy, Mrs. H.S. Blatch, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Mrs. Sus. Fitzgerald, Emma Bugby, Maggie Murphy, Mrs. H.S. Blatch, 1913. Shows (left to right) suffragists Susan Walker Fitzgerald (1871-1943), Emma Bugbee (1888-1981)

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Dr. Anna Shaw, Wash. between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Dr. Anna Shaw, Wash. between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Dr. Anna Shaw, Wash. between c1910 and c1915

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: The Female School of Art, Queen-Square: the Life Class, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The Female School of Art, Queen-Square: the Life Class, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The Female School of Art, Queen-Square [in London]: the Life Class, 1868. View of '...a sitting of the living model in costume. This room, measuring 47 ft long by 26 ft

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: The Distress in East London: sewing-class in Berner-Street, Commercial-Road East, 1868

The Distress in East London: sewing-class in Berner-Street, Commercial-Road East, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The Distress in East London: sewing-class in Berner-Street, Commercial-Road East, 1868. Lessons in sewing organised by the Central Executive Relief Committee at the Mansion House

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: The Abyssinian Expedition: woman grinding corn in Tigre, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The Abyssinian Expedition: woman grinding corn in Tigre, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The Abyssinian Expedition: woman grinding corn in Tigre, 1868. '...a woman grinding some kind of grain, in a house visited by our Special Artist, in the province of Tigre [in Ethiopia]

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: The Expedition to Abyssinia: water-carriers and camp followers, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The Expedition to Abyssinia: water-carriers and camp followers, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The Expedition to Abyssinia: water-carriers and camp followers, 1868. 'General Sir Robert Napier...reached Attegerat on the 5th March

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Elizabeth Cullen, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Elizabeth Cullen, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Elizabeth Cullen, between c1915 and c1920. Probably shows Elizabeth A. Cullen, associate director of the Red Cross

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Bertha Shapleigh, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Bertha Shapleigh, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Bertha Shapleigh, between c1915 and c1920

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Woman bill poster, England, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Woman bill poster, England, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Woman bill poster, England, between c1915 and c1920. Shows a woman putting up a poster depicting Fred Kitchen (1872-1951) an English comedian and music hall performer

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Annette Kellerman, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Annette Kellerman, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Annette Kellerman, between c1915 and c1920. Shows Annette Kellerman, an Australian swimmer and film actress who became the first major actress to do a nude scene in "Daughter of the Gods" in 1916

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: English women making aeroplane [i.e. aeroplane] shafts, between c1915 and c1920

English women making aeroplane [i.e. aeroplane] shafts, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
English women making aeroplane [i.e. aeroplane] shafts, between c1915 and c1920

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Clare Tree Major, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Clare Tree Major, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Clare Tree Major, between c1915 and c1920

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: 'Sunshine', by L. Smythe, in Wallis's Winter Exhibition, Suffolk-Street, 1865. Creator: W Thomas

"Sunshine", by L. Smythe, in Wallis's Winter Exhibition, Suffolk-Street, 1865. Creator: W Thomas
"Sunshine", by L. Smythe, in Wallis's Winter Exhibition, Suffolk-Street, 1865. Engraving of a painting. 'The scene, ...as is evident by the quaint caps

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: 'A Shrimper', by L. Smythe, in the winter exhibition at the French Gallery, Pall-Mall, 1868

"A Shrimper", by L. Smythe, in the winter exhibition at the French Gallery, Pall-Mall, 1868. Creator: W Thomas
"A Shrimper", by L. Smythe, in the winter exhibition at the French Gallery, Pall-Mall, 1868. Engraving of a painting. 'It is, indeed, excellently painted

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Blind stenographer using dictaphone, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Blind stenographer using dictaphone, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Blind stenographer using dictaphone, 1911

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Weavers at work, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Weavers at work, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Weavers at work, between c1910 and c1915. Shows blind women weaving what appear to be rugs, with an orchestrion (automatic instrument) in background

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Philadelphia Teachers on Capitol Steps, Washington, D.C. 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Philadelphia Teachers on Capitol Steps, Washington, D.C. 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Philadelphia Teachers on Capitol Steps, Washington, D.C. 1911

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Worming, Belmont Farm for girls, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Worming, Belmont Farm for girls, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Worming, Belmont Farm for girls, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: At work on Mrs. Belmont's Farm for girls, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

At work on Mrs. Belmont's Farm for girls, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
At work on Mrs. Belmont's Farm for girls, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Picking worms from plants, Belmont girls farm, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Picking worms from plants, Belmont girls farm, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Picking worms from plants, Belmont girls farm, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Helene Dutrieu, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Helene Dutrieu, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Helene Dutrieu, 1911. Shows Helene Dutrieu (1877-1961), Belgian aviator, cyclist, hospital director and journalist

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Helene Dutrieu, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Helene Dutrieu, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Helene Dutrieu, 1911. Shows Helene Dutrieu (1877-1961), Belgian aviator, cyclist, ambulance driver and hospital director

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Women enlisting - England, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Women enlisting - England, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Women enlisting - England, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Anatomy class, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Anatomy class, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Anatomy class, between c1915 and 1918. Shows the Metropolitan Hospital Training School for Nurses on Blackwell's Island (now Roosevelt Island), New York City

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Rounding rings, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Rounding rings, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Rounding rings, between c1915 and c1920

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: London canteen, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

London canteen, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
London canteen, between c1915 and c1920. Shows soldiers at a Red Cross canteen in London, England during World War I

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Nurses on American liner the St. Louis, 4/17/15, 1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Nurses on American liner the St. Louis, 4/17/15, 1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Nurses on American liner the St. Louis, 4/17/15, 1915. Shows nurses aboard the American liner the St. Louis. Nurses were accompanying a US Army field hospital being shipped to Europe for operation by

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Farmerettes, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Farmerettes, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Farmerettes, between c1915 and 1918. Probably shows "farmerette" members of the Woman's Land Army of America (later Women's Land Army)

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Theater, Times Sq. being painted, 20 Aug 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Theater, Times Sq. being painted, 20 Aug 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Theater, Times Sq. being painted, 20 Aug 1918. Women of the Woman's Reserve Camouflage Corps of the National League for Woman's Service painting the Times Square War Savings Stamp theater

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: L.I.R.R. Food Train, 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

L.I.R.R. Food Train, 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
L.I.R.R. Food Train, 1918. The Long Island Railroad "Victory Special" demonstration car, organized by the women of the Long Island Food Reserve Battalion during World War I

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Enlisting 'Marinettes', between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Enlisting "Marinettes", between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Enlisting "Marinettes", between c1915 and c1920. Women called the "Marinettes" who performed clerical work usually done by male Marines starting in 1918 during World War I

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Mrs. Mary P. Gardner, Anna A. Ryan, 14 Oct 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Mrs. Mary P. Gardner, Anna A. Ryan, 14 Oct 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Mrs. Mary P. Gardner, Anna A. Ryan, 14 Oct 1918. Mrs. Mary Palmer Gardner and Anna A. Ryan working at the Souilly hospital canteen, Souilly, France, Oct. 14, 1918 during World War I

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: [Red Cross] (Dining), between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

[Red Cross] (Dining), between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
[Red Cross] (Dining), between c1915 and c1920. Lafayette House, a convalescent home for veteran soldiers and sailors at 112 West 59th Street (Central Park South), New York City

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Grace George sells bonds, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Grace George sells bonds, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Grace George sells bonds, between c1915 and 1918. Alice Fischer and Grace George selling bonds in the Liberty Theatre at the New York Public Library during World War I

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: 'Grape Gathering near Naples', by A. De Curzon, in the Exhibition of Fine Arts at Paris, 1864

"Grape Gathering near Naples", by A. De Curzon, in the Exhibition of Fine Arts at Paris, 1864. Engraving of a painting

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: 'Christmas Time', by Miss E. Osborne, in the exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1865

"Christmas Time", by Miss E. Osborne, in the exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1865. Creator: W Thomas
"Christmas Time", by Miss E. Osborne, in the exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1865. Engraving of a painting...which in technical qualities

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: An old Dutch house at Cape Town, South Africa, 1864. Creator: G. F. A

An old Dutch house at Cape Town, South Africa, 1864. Creator: G. F. A
An old Dutch house at Cape Town, South Africa, 1864. The Dutch, who first colonised the "Land of the Hottentot" at the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Interior of a Power-Loom factory, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Interior of a Power-Loom factory, 1844. Creator: Unknown
Interior of a Power-Loom factory, 1844. We are persuaded that the annexed engraving will be interesting to our readers, in connection with the great question of " The Factory Bill

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Flag shop, Navy Yard, 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

Flag shop, Navy Yard, 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
Flag shop, Navy Yard, 1917. Shows women making flags on sewing machines at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: B & O Women Workers, Loraine, O. [i.e. Lorain, Ohio], 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

B & O Women Workers, Loraine, O. [i.e. Lorain, Ohio], 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
B & O Women Workers, Loraine, O. [i.e. Lorain, Ohio], 1917. Shows women railroad workers in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad shops during World War I in Lorain, Ohio

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: Iva Shuster -- Judge F.B. House, 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

Iva Shuster -- Judge F.B. House, 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
Iva Shuster -- Judge F.B. House, 1917. Shows Iva Shuster who was appointed as official stenographer for the City Magistrates courts in New York City in January 1917

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: L.I.R.R. Food Train, 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

L.I.R.R. Food Train, 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
L.I.R.R. Food Train, 1918. The Long Island Railroad "Victory Special", organized by the women of the Long Island Food Reserve Battalion during World War I

Background imageWomen At Work Collection: German women do men's work, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

German women do men's work, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
German women do men's work, between c1915 and 1918. German women in the uniform of a gas utility, posing with a pipe threader and gas meter. During World War I women adopted traditional male jobs



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