Sparks explode from the bonnet of a New York City taxi cab as it catches fire on the lower level of the 59th Street Bridge. The accident happen during morning rush hour causing the lower portion of the bridge to be closed.
A welder at a boat-and-sub-building yard adjusts her goggles before resuming work, October, 1943. By 1945, women comprised well over a third of the civilian labor force (in 1940, it was closer to a quarter) and millions of those jobs were filled in factories: building bombers, manufacturing munitions, welding, drilling and riveting for the war effort.
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