March is Women’s History Month in the United States. (International Women’s Day isn’t widely observed here, although that may be changing.) For the past two years, I’ve tried to pick out a photograph in March which I thought was especially relevant to the theme of women’s history. In 2018 the focus was on education (Caliopians). Last year it was on the nursing profession (Montefiore School of Nursing, Class of 1938). This year’s photograph contains a large group of women wearing a variety of work clothes. The photo has nothing written on it. Was the building behind them a factory? What did they make there? The photo came to me from Brentwood, California, near San Francisco, but could have originated elsewhere.
There are 35 women in the group. Many seem to be friends.
Happy Women’s Day 2020!
Post updated March 10, 2020.